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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education


Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230373785
Publication Date August 2007
Formats Ebook Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Issues in Political Theory

This wide-ranging text identifies and assesses the main conceptions of democracy from participationist to elitist. It proceeds to consider in detail a range of key issues in democratic theory in relation to which these conceptions can be distinguished.

ALBERT WEALE is Professor of Government, University of Essex, UK

Preface to the Second Edition
The Theoretical Challenge of Democracy
Forms of Democratic Government
The Justification of Democracy
Deliberation , Consensus and Political Equality
Participation as Democracy, Participation in Democracy
From Conceptions of Representation to Systems of Representation
Aggregation, Unanimity and Majority Rule
Democracy, Rights and Constitutionalism?
The Boundaries of Inclusion
International Relations and Democratic Ideals
Epilogue: The Democratic Reform of Democracy.


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