Title Democracy defended / Gerry Mackie.
Imprint Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Author Mackie, Gerry.
Date 01-01-2003
Physical description 483p.
Series Contemporary political theory .
Item 321.8 MAC (Copy 1) MAIN-MONO 269282 INLIBRARY
Major subject Democracy
Minor subject Social choice
United States
Voting
Case studies
Overseas item
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0521827086 (hbk.)
0521534313 (pbk.)
Contents 1. A long, dark shadow over democratic politics -- 2. The doctrine of democratic irrationalism -- 3. Is democratic voting inaccurate? -- 4. The Arrow general possibility theorem -- 5. Is democracy meaningless? Arrow's condition of unrestricted domain -- 6. Is democracy meaningless? Arrow's condition of the independence of irrelevant alternatives -- 7. Strategic voting and agenda control -- 8. Multidimensional chaos -- 9. Assuming irrational actors: the Powell amendment -- 10. Assuming irrational actors: the Depew amendment -- 11. Unmanipulating the manipulation: the Wilmot Proviso -- 12. Unmanipulating the manipulation: the election of Lincoln -- 13. Antebellum politics concluded -- 14. More of Riker's cycles debunked -- 15. Other cycles debunked -- 16. New dimensions -- 17. Plebiscitarianism against democracy -- 18. Democracy resplendent.
LCN 119590
Item ID 269282
Database Library Catalogue