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Teorije demokracije u vrijeme krize demokracije na primjeru rada Iana Shapira


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Jurić, Leonard. (2018). Teorije demokracije u vrijeme krize demokracije na primjeru rada Iana Shapira. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Bagić, Dragan].

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This paper uses the ideas of the political theorist Ian Shapiro to highlight three debates on the political mechanisms of democracy that we consider useful for illuminating the conditions and dilemmas of the crisis of liberal democracies widely recognized by the world media. Shapiro‘s opponents in these debates are the theories of republicanism, communitarianism and deliberative democracy. The first debate centers around the question of separation of powers and the control of the executive branch by the judiciary. The second debate centers around the question of identity markers as objects of political competition. The third debate centers around the question of political decisions and political legitimacy beyond the frame of simple majority voting. We show how these debates correspond to concrete contemporary crises of the political order by drawing examples from the election and presidential mandate of Donald Trump. We also put these debates in a wider theoretical context in which republicanism corresponds to theories that suppress the economic process, communitarianism corresponds with theories that highlight the role of culture while deliberative democracy corresponds to theories that show the reformative potential of politics.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ian Shapiro, republicanism, communitarianism, deliberative democracy, Donald Trump
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Bagić, Dragan
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 10:39
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 10:39

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