Rule of the Many by Thomas Christiano
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Rule of the Many
By Thomas Christiano

The Rule of the Many

Fundamental Issues in Democratic Theory

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Rule of the Many by Thomas Christiano

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There is no problem more crucial to contemporary political thought than the status of democracy, its role, and its problems in the contemporary world. In this survey of democratic theory, Thomas Christiano introduces the reader to the principles underlying democracy and to the problems involved in applying these principles to real life situations.Begining with the simple, democratically inspired presumption that the interests of all citizens are to be treated equally, Christiano argues that the implications of such a minimal commitment clarify the nature of democracy and what must be demanded of democratic institutions. He argues that it is the collision of this demand for equality with the fact of pluralism of interests that determines how democratic institutions ought to be designed. This strong sense of reality will be welcomed by those interested in practical questions of transition in newly democratizing states.Christiano combines a broad coverage of important positions taken by others with the exposition of his own ideas, allowing his text to appeal to a wide range of readers, from introductory students to experienced scholars. Clear, accessible, and often elegant, The Rule of the Many is a splendid introduction to democratic theory, one that will take its place as both an important scholarly contribution and as an effective text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813314556
ISBN-10: 0813314550
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 8-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy by Thomas Christiano Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy, Hardback (April 2009)

This collection of 24 essays, written by eminent philosophers and political theorists, brings together fresh debates on some of the most fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy, including human rights, equality, constitutionalism, the value of democracy, identity and political neutrality.

Philosophy and Democracy by Thomas Christiano Philosophy and Democracy, Paperback (December 2002)

This volume collects some of the leading essays in contemporary democratic theory published since 1970. The anthology presents the work of a select group of contributors and covers many foundational approaches defended by scholars from a range of different disciplines.

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Author Biography - Thomas Christiano

Thomas Christiano is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona and the author of several influencial papers on ethics and political philosophy. Thomas Christiano is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona and the author of several influencial papers on ethics and political philosophy.

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