The Resource Good government : democracy beyond elections, Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Malcolm DeBevoise

Good government : democracy beyond elections, Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Malcolm DeBevoise

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Good government : democracy beyond elections
Title
Good government : democracy beyond elections
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Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Malcolm DeBevoise
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Few would disagree that Western democracies are experiencing a crisis of representation. In the United States, gerrymandering and concentrated political geographies have placed the Congress and state legislatures in a stranglehold that is often at odds with public opinion. Campaign financing ensures that only the affluent have voice in legislation. Europeans, meanwhile, increasingly see the European Union as an anti-democratic body whose "diktats" have no basis in popular rule. The response, however, has not been an effective pursuit of better representation. In Good Government, Pierre Rosanvallon examines the long history of the alternative to which the public has gravitated: the empowered executive. Rosanvallon argues that, faced with everyday ineptitude in governance, people become attracted to strong leaders and bold executive action. If these fail, they too often want even stronger personal leadership. Whereas nineteenth-century liberals and reformers longed for parliamentary sovereignty, nowadays few contest the "imperial presidency." Rosanvallon traces this history from the Weimar Republic to Charles De Gaulle's "exceptional" presidency to the Bush-Cheney concentration of executive power. Europeans rebelling against the technocratic EU and Americans fed up with the "administrative state" have turned to charismatic figures, from Donald Trump to Viktor Orbán, who tout personal strength as their greatest asset. This is not just a right-wing phenomenon, though, as liberal contentment with Obama's drone war demonstrates. Rosanvallon makes clear that contemporary "presidentialism" may reflect the particular concerns of the moment, but its many precursors demonstrate that democracy has always struggled with tension between popular government and concentrated authority.--
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1948-
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Rosanvallon, Pierre
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.R169313 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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DeBevoise, M. B.
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  • Democracy
  • Political science
  • Democracy
  • Political science
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adult
Label
Good government : democracy beyond elections, Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Malcolm DeBevoise
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"Originally published in French as Le Bon gouvernement, by Pierre Rosanvallon. Copyright © Les Éditions du Seuil, 2015."
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From one democracy to another -- I. Executive power: Consecration of the law and demotion of the executive -- The cult of impersonality and its metamorphoses -- The age of rehabilitation -- Two temptations -- II. The presidentialization of democracies: The pioneering experiments: 1848 and Weimar -- From Gaullist exception to standard model -- Unworkable and unavoidable -- Limiting illiberalism -- III. A democracy of appropriation: The governed and their governors -- Legibility -- Responsibility -- Responsiveness -- IV. A democracy of trust: The good ruler in historical perspective -- Plain speaking -- Integrity -- Conclusion: The second democratic revolution
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780674979437
Lccn
2017036976
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (OCoLC)1004576219
  • 1709373
  • (OCoLC)on1004576219
  • 1709373
Label
Good government : democracy beyond elections, Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Malcolm DeBevoise
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French as Le Bon gouvernement, by Pierre Rosanvallon. Copyright © Les Éditions du Seuil, 2015."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From one democracy to another -- I. Executive power: Consecration of the law and demotion of the executive -- The cult of impersonality and its metamorphoses -- The age of rehabilitation -- Two temptations -- II. The presidentialization of democracies: The pioneering experiments: 1848 and Weimar -- From Gaullist exception to standard model -- Unworkable and unavoidable -- Limiting illiberalism -- III. A democracy of appropriation: The governed and their governors -- Legibility -- Responsibility -- Responsiveness -- IV. A democracy of trust: The good ruler in historical perspective -- Plain speaking -- Integrity -- Conclusion: The second democratic revolution
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780674979437
Lccn
2017036976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004576219
  • 1709373
  • (OCoLC)on1004576219
  • 1709373

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