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Democratic Equality

James Lindley Wilson

Abstract

Democracy establishes relationships of political equality, ones in which citizens equally share authority over what they do together and respect one another as equals. But in today's divided public square, democracy is challenged by political thinkers who disagree about how democratic institutions should be organized, and by antidemocratic politicians who exploit uncertainties about what democracy requires and why it matters. This book mounts a bold and persuasive defense of democracy as a way of making collective decisions, showing how equality of authority is essential to relating equally as ... More

Keywords: democracy, political equality, Electoral College, US Senate, reform, proportional representation, wealth inequality, democratic deliberation, authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691190914
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Lindley Wilson, author
University of Chicago