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Democratic theory: essays in retrieval [by] C.B. Macpherson.


Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1973.
ISBN 9780198271871, 0198271875

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Subjects Democracy.
Democratie.
Demokratie.
Démocratie.
Theorie.
Description xii, 255 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Collection of essays in political science, applied specifically to future problems of democracy.
Contents -- X. Market concepts in political theory -- XI. The deceptive task of political theory -- Part Three Seventeenth-century roots of the twentieth-century predicament -- XII. Servants and labourers in seventeenth-century England -- 1. Seventeenth-century usage re-examined -- 2. The general rule and special cases -- XIII. Natural rights in Hobbes and Locke -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Natural rights in Hobbes -- 3. Natural rights in Locke -- 4. Hobbes, Locke, and human rights -- 5. The near future of natural rights and human rights -- XIV. Hobbe's bourgeois man.
Part One Democracy and property: The twentieth century and after -- I. The maximization of democracy -- II. Democratic theory: Ontology and technology -- 1. The race between ontology and technology -- 2. Western democratic ontology: (1) The individualist base -- 3. Western democratic ontology: (2) The egalitarian complement -- 4. Technology, scarcity, and democracy -- III. Problems of a non-market theory of democracy -- 1. Two concepts of powers: Extractive and developmental -- 2. Power and capacities -- 3. The measurement of powers -- 4. Impediments and their measurement -- 5. The maximization of aggregate powers -- IV. Revisionist liberalism -- 1. The lesson of empiricism -- 2. Chapman's revisionist liberalism -- 3. Rawls's distributive justice -- V. Berlin's division of liberty -- 1. Negative liberty -- 2. Positive liberty -- 3. An alternative division of liberty -- VI. A political theory of property -- 1. Modern property a product of capitalist society -- 2. Mid-twentieth-century changes in the concept of property -- 3. An impending change in the concept of property -- 4. Beyond property as access to the means of labour -- Part Two Related papers on the twentieth-century predicament -- VII. Elegant tombstones: A note on Friedman's freedom -- VIII. Revolution and Ideology in the late twentieth century -- IX. Post-liberal-democracy?
Network Numbers (OCoLC)606090
(OCoLC)ocm00606090
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Macpherson, C. B. 1911-1987.
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