A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Ethics of Combatting Political Extremism

A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Ethics of Combatting Political Extremism

By: Alexander S. Kirshner (author)Paperback

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How should pro-democratic forces safeguard representative government from anti-democratic forces? By granting rights of participation to groups that do not share democratic values, democracies may endanger the very rights they have granted; but denying these rights may also undermine democratic values. Alexander Kirshner offers a set of principles for determining when one may reasonably refuse rights of participation, and he defends this theory through real-world examples, ranging from the far-right British Nationalist Party to Turkey's Islamist Welfare Party to America's Democratic Party during Reconstruction.

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Alexander Kirshner is an assistant professor of political science at Duke University and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. He lives in Durham, NC.

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  • publication date: 04/02/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780300188240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780300188240
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 0300188242

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