The Future of Democracy: A Defence of the Rules of the Game

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U of Minnesota Press, 1987 - Political Science - 184 pages
Norberto Bobbio is the foremost political theorist in Italy today. Written with verve and passion as well as erudition, this important work will make a major contribution to current debates in social and political theory. It will be of great interest to students of sociology, politics and philosophy, as well as to anyone concerned with the nature and future of democracy.
 

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A good set of essays by the prominent Italian philosopher. I particularly liked the first one on the future of democracy, which reminded me of Robert MacIver's works. It's political philosophy in a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Richard Bellamy
1
Preface
17
Representative and Direct Democracy
43
The Constraints of Democracy
63
Democracy and Invisible Power
79
Liberalism Old and New
98
Contract and Contractarianism in the Current Debate
118
The Rule of Men or the Rule of Law?
138
Notes
157
Index
177
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