Reconstructing Political Pluralism
This reappraisal of the pluralist tradition systematically explores accounts of political pluralism offered by James, Dewey, Figgis, Cole, Laski, Follett, and Dahl and shows how each variant contains a distinct account of the relation between group power, individual interest, and self-development. These historical accounts provide the resources with which Eisenberg reconstructs a democratic theory of political pluralism. At the center of political pluralism, she argues, is a pluralist approach to self-development that can address the key ambiguities of identity politics and provide a more effective means to balance the power relations between individuals and communities than can individualist or communitarian approaches.
- Hardback | 211 pages
- 165.1 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
- 17 Aug 1995
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0