A Theory of Militant Democracy

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

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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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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 14mm | 272g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0300188242
  • 9780300188240
  • 2,015,697

About Alexander S. Kirshner

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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