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Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny

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Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny
Title
Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The fundamental tenet of democracy is that the majority rules. Yet as James Madison wrote, 'Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.' In this focused new work, Don Beahm synthesizes some of the most powerful conceptualizations of, and corrections to, the majority tyranny as explicated by James Madison, Alexis de Tocqueville, John C. Calhoun, Robert A. Dahl, and Lani Guinier. In conjunction with this synthesis, Beahm presents his analysis of the main causes of majoritarian tyranny, concluding that while American two-party politics, winner-take-all distric
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Beahm, Donald L
Dewey number
321.8/01
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Representative government and representation
  • Majorities
  • Minorities
  • United States
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Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny
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Publication
Bibliography note
References. Chapter 4-Calhoun; Calhoun's Tyranny of the Majority; Calhoun's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Calhoun's View of Rights; Calhoun's Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority; Notes; References; Chapter 5-Dahl and Guinier; Dahl's Argument against a Theory of the Tyranny of the Majority; Dahl's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Dahl's Perception of Rights; Dahl's Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority; Guinier's Tyranny of the Majority; Guinier's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Guinier's Perception of Rights
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 -- Introduction; Historical Examples of Tyranny of the Majority; Approach; Note; References; Chapter 2 -- Madison; Madison's Tyranny of the Majority; Madison's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Madison's Perception of Rights; Madison's Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority; References; Chapter 3 -- Tocqueville; Tocqueville's Tyranny of the Majority; Tocqueville's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Tocqueville's Perception of Rights; Tocqueville's Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority
  • Guinier's Corrections to the Tyranny of the MajorityWhat Dahl and Guinier Might Say to Each Other; References; Chapter 6 -- A Synthesis of Perspectives on the American Dilemma; A Synthesis of the Tyranny of the Majority; A Synthesis of the Definition of Tyranny; A Synthesis of Rights; A Synthesis of the Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority; Conclusion; References; Index; About the Author
Control code
ocn854977599
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739153390
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854977599
Label
Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny
Publication
Bibliography note
References. Chapter 4-Calhoun; Calhoun's Tyranny of the Majority; Calhoun's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Calhoun's View of Rights; Calhoun's Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority; Notes; References; Chapter 5-Dahl and Guinier; Dahl's Argument against a Theory of the Tyranny of the Majority; Dahl's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Dahl's Perception of Rights; Dahl's Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority; Guinier's Tyranny of the Majority; Guinier's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Guinier's Perception of Rights
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 -- Introduction; Historical Examples of Tyranny of the Majority; Approach; Note; References; Chapter 2 -- Madison; Madison's Tyranny of the Majority; Madison's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Madison's Perception of Rights; Madison's Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority; References; Chapter 3 -- Tocqueville; Tocqueville's Tyranny of the Majority; Tocqueville's Addition to the Definition of Tyranny; Tocqueville's Perception of Rights; Tocqueville's Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority
  • Guinier's Corrections to the Tyranny of the MajorityWhat Dahl and Guinier Might Say to Each Other; References; Chapter 6 -- A Synthesis of Perspectives on the American Dilemma; A Synthesis of the Tyranny of the Majority; A Synthesis of the Definition of Tyranny; A Synthesis of Rights; A Synthesis of the Corrections to the Tyranny of the Majority; Conclusion; References; Index; About the Author
Control code
ocn854977599
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739153390
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854977599

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