Explores the challenges facing democracies in the twenty-first century
In Democratic Failure, Melissa Schwartzberg and Daniel Viehoff bring together a distinguished group of interdisciplinary scholars in political science, law, and philosophy to explore the key questions and challenges facing democracies, both in the past and present, around the world.
In ten timely essays, contributors examine the fascinating, centuries-old question of whether or not democracy can ever fulfill the promise of its ideals. Together, they explore lessons from the history of democracy, various failures of democratic representation, and more.
Ultimately, this latest installment of the NOMOS series provides thought-provoking insights into how we conceptualize, measure, and address democratic erosion in our present-day world.
Melissa Schwartzberg (Editor) Melissa Schwartzberg is Silver Professor of Politics at New York University. She is the author of Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule and Democracy and Legal Change. Eric Beerbohm (Editor) Eric Beerbohm is Professor of Government and Director of the Edmund & Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He is the author of In Our Name: The Ethics of Democracy.
Daniel Viehoff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at New York University. He works primarily in political and legal philosophy, with particular focus on democratic theory and questions of authority and legitimacy.