Compromises in Democracy [electronic resource] / edited by Sandrine Baume, Stéphanie Novak.

1st ed. 2020.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
1 online resource (xv, 242 pages)


Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict [More in this series]
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This book provides an interdisciplinary examination of the relationship between compromise and democracy. Compromises have played a significant role in our representative democracies and yet the nature of the relationship between compromise and democracy has generally raised tricky theoretical questions and generated ambiguous evaluations. This book focuses on the relationship between compromise and liberal democracies from both a cultural and institutional perspective and addresses new and lesser-explored aspects of the relationship. It explores a variety of topics including: compromise and in-commensurable values, antagonist paradigms, compromise and majority decisions, compromise and publicity, compromise and post-conflict societies, compromise and anti-system political parties, and compromise and the understanding of political representation. Compromises in Democracy offers an original perspective on the topic by assembling contributions from the fields of philosophy, sociology, political theory, political science and history of ideas.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Compromise and the People’s Two Bodies, Alin Fumurescu
  • 3.Compromise and Majority Rule: How their Dynamic Affects Democracy, Patrick Overeem
  • 4. Compromise and Publicity in Democracy: An Ambiguous Relationship, Sandrine Baume & Stéphanie Novak
  • 5. Agonistic Compromise, Manon Westphal
  • 6. Compromise between Incommensurable Values, Martijn Boot
  • 7. Cultural Compromise, Dominik Gerber
  • 8. Militant Consociational Democracy: The Political Exclusion of the Extreme-Right in Belgium, Matthijs Bogaards
  • 9. Towards a Sociology of Social Compromise: Social Compromise Amongst Victims of Conflict in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Sri Lanka, John D. Brewer.
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-40802-2
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