Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century…

Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century (AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice)
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2013-12-18
ISBN-10: 331902311X
ISBN-13: 9783319023113
Language: English
Pages: 246
Added: 2014-07-05 05:20:03

This work offers a timely philosophical analysis of fundamental principles of democracy and the meaning of democracy today.  It explores the influence of big money and capitalism on democracy, the role of information and the media in democratic elections, and constitutional issues that challenge democracy in the wake of increased threats to privacy since 2001 and in light of the Citizens United decision of the US Supreme Court.
It juxtaposes alternate positions from experts in law and philosophy and examines the question of legitimacy, as well as questions about the access to information, the quality of information, the obligations to attain epistemic competence among the electorate, and the power of money.
Drawing together different political perspectives, as well as a variety of disciplines, this collection allows readers the opportunity to compare different and opposing moral and political solutions that both defend and transform democratic theory and practice.
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