Item description for Political Morality: A Theory of Liberal Democracy (Political Theory and Contemporary Politics) by Richard Vernon...
Although liberal democratic polities have an important place in contemporary politics, their justification is contentious. Liberalism and democracy are commonly thought to be inconsistent, or at least in tension with one another; and the reality of liberal democracy is perceived as falling far short of the ideal. In Political Morality, Richard Vernon sets out to show that liberal democracy can make sense as a single political conception, rather than a trade-off between two different values. He also argues that in conceiving of liberal democracy as proposed, other problems inherent in liberalism and in democracy are eased; liberal democracy is not exposed to the same objections as liberalism and it can avoid some of the paradoxes that are said to plague democratic theory. The book also points to some of the ways in which polities currently termed 'liberal democracies' fall clearly short of the values that might legitimize them.>
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.68" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2001
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 0826450679 ISBN13 9780826450678
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More About Richard Vernon
Richard Vernon is Distinguished University Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Richard Vernon was born in 1945 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Western Ontario.
Richard Vernon has published or released items in the following series...