Political Innovation and Conceptual Change (Ideas in by Terence Ball, James Farr, Russell L. Hanson

By Terence Ball, James Farr, Russell L. Hanson

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Terence Ball, James Farr, Russell L. Hanson (eds.)

This e-book units out to guard the declare that politics is a linguistically constituted job, and to teach that the ideas that tell political opinions and behaviour have traditionally mutable meanings that experience gone through alterations on the topic of genuine political occasions. The participants pass directly to examine the evolution of at the least 13 specific strategies, all crucial to political discourse within the western global. They comprise revolution, rights, democracy, estate, corruption, and citizenship.

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"Political Innovation and Conceptual switch is welcome since it is a principally winning try to combine conception with praxis....a worthwhile and thought-provoking volume." Gillis J. Harp, The magazine of yank History

Contents:

Preface
Editors' introduction
1. Language and poltical swap Quentin Skinner
2. knowing conceptual switch politically James Farr
3. structure Graham Maddox
4. Democracy Russell L. Hanson
5. The country Quentin Skinner
6. illustration Hanna Fenichel Pitkin
7. social gathering Terence Ball
8. Patriotism Mary G. Dietz
9. Public curiosity J. A. W. Gunn
10. Citizenship Michael Walzer
11. Corruption J. Peter Euben
12. Public opinion J. A. W. Gunn
13. Ideology Mark Goldie
14. Rights Richard Dagger
15. estate Alan Ryan
16. Revolution John Dunn
Index.

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Having demonstrated Socrates’ provisionality in the early dialogues, Klosko moves on to the much tougher argument that the Plato of the Republic is likewise committed to provisionality. His Plato rings downright Kantian as Klosko argues that since eternal principles must be applied to changing political conditions, continuous rational judgment will be required of the philosopher-kings. The need to apply principles in context leads to a “crucial element of provisonality. . ”31 Klosko reminds us of the places in the Republic where future revisions of stated policies on education, and even on poetry, are said to be expected.

Thus the search for a model of nonpaternalist and yet constraintproviding practices of reason-giving in public is hardly unprecedented. ” We need to investigate the medium-term political dynamics of relatively functional public spheres as locations for the identification of practices of reason-giving in democratic discourse. If we are to improve on aggregative democracy without defending rationalistic paternalism, we must give a coherent, empirically plausible, historically demonstrable account of reason in the public sphere.

Even survey research, suitably conducted so as to minimize paternalism, suggestion, false dichotomies, and the rest of survey research’s well-known shortcomings, has something to contribute to this endeavor. There are, to repeat, two main reasons for provisional theory to examine discursive dynamics: first, to remedy democratic theory’s baseline and preference aggregation problems while avoiding deliberative democratic theory’s paternalism and its heroic assumptions about citizen capacity; and second, more generally, to identify patterns of institutions that promote rather than constrain discursive dynamics themselves.

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