PDF | On Jun 1, , Bernard Manin and others published The Principles of Representative Government. The thesis of this original and provocative book is that representative government should be understood as a combination of democratic and undemocratic. Challenging the conventionally held views on the subject, Professor Manin appear as virtually indistinguishable, when representative government was first.

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The balance between aristocratic and democratic components within this novel state form was not, as has been widely supposed, a consequence of a deliberate mystification of its real workings; it was a rationally planned aspect of its basic structure.

The Principles of Representative Government

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Among other benefits is that forces citizen to become more active in politics and not assume that electives will solve all of society’s problems. La Trobe University Library. The verdict of the people. Professor Manin challenges the conventional view that representative democracy is no more than an indirect form of government by the people, in which citizens elect representatives only because they cannot assemble and govern in person. Goodreads helps you keep track of benard you want to read.


Kostas rated it really liked it Jun 25, University of Queensland Library. Print version Manin, Bernard. Separate different tags with a comma. The thesis of this original and provocative book is that representative government should be principlew as a combination of democratic and undemocratic, aristocratic elements.

Drawing on the procedures used in earlier republican systems, from classical Athens to Renaissance Florence, in order to highlight the alternatives that were forsaken, Manin brings to the fore the generally overlooked results of representative mechanisms.

The reading proved to change my mind on a number of things. The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions. This book is not yet bfrnard on Listopia.

Open to the public ; My govdrnment Help Advanced Book Search. I heard a variation on this argument while living in China – “we are too many people, democracy wouldn’t work! Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries University of Western Australia Library.


If you had always have that strange feeling that there was something berbard in the way our western political systems were operating, here is a crystal clear explanation of the history of what real democracy is and should be. Election and the principles of modern natural right. Freedom of public opinion. James Mishra rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Yoruichi rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Jul 24, Nur rated bernrad really liked it Shelves: Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 2.

For us representative government has come to seem inseparable from democracy.

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For one it gets rid of the risk of demagogues tricking the public into electing them into office. Trial by discussion 6. Cambridge University Press Amazon. Principlws of Western Australia. The University of Melbourne Library.

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