Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 October 2019

216 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190924195

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Overdoing Democracy

Why We Must Put Politics in its Place

Robert B. Talisse

  • Provides a novel diagnosis of democratic dysfunctions that locates their source within democracy, rather than emerging from some lapse or failure of democracy
  • Combines philosophical analysis with real-world examples concerning the infiltration of politics into all social spaces, and the phenomenon of political polarization
  • Promotes civic friendship as a fundamental collection of democratic capacities that citizens must manifest for democratic legitimacy

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