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Title: Legitimating Liberal Democracy
Contributor(s): Lynch, Anthony James (author); Wells, David Alan (author)
Publication Date: 2005
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1560
Abstract: In this chapter we ask just how well in theory, and more importantly, in present practice, liberal democracy measures up to the legitimation challenge. We raise the disquieting suggestion that it is not doing very well. We think a case can be made, plausible if still tentative, that the liberal conjunct in "liberal democracy" is losing its legitimating power, and that increasingly democracy has nothing to prevent its slide into a populism which is co-joined not with liberalism, but with a distinctively illiberal and transcendent conception of politics.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Legitimation and the State, p. 61-70
Publisher: Kardoorair Press
Place of Publication: Armidale, N.S.W.
ISBN: 9780908244652
0908244657
Field of Research (FOR): 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=x0DvPAAACAAJ
http://www.kardoorair.com.au/
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an40152090
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