Democracy as Popular Sovereignty

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50 years after the first wave of publications on the topic, we were still lacking a systematic philosophical and institutional account of participatory democracy. Peonidis' book fills this gap and does it with great depth and perspicacity. This book combines erudite knowledge about the classics in democratic thought with a thorough analysis of contemporary literature. And it establishes the philosophical moral grounds of, as well as the basics of the institutional design for, a demanding ideal of direct democracy. Democracy means, for Peonidis, simply popular sovereignty, the government by the people. And this gives him a powerful instrument to criticize the present representative democracies for being too elitist, and therefore insufficiently legitimate. His proposal consists, put in a nutshell, in giving the political power back to the citizens, because they "constitute the ultimate source from which every form of political power exercised within their territory emanates". -- Jose Luis Marti, professor of law, Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona

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Although democracy is in principle associated with popular rule, in practice it is best described as rule by elected elites. This form of government is not only wanting from a theoretical point of view, but it also no longer seems to meet the expectations of large segments of the citizenry. This book offers a blueprint for an alternative democratic model, democracy as popular sovereignty. Starting with the idea that the people, generously defined, are sovereign when they rule as equally valuable and fully participating members of a self-governing collectivity, this model tries to describe the constitutional and institutional arrangements necessary to achieve a workable version of this idea in advanced democratic states. This implies among other changes a greater dose of direct democracy, the use of sortition and a different conception of representation. The overall argument developed combines insights, facts, and findings from normative political theory, empirical political science, democracy's long history as well as from the recent burgeoning literature on participatory and deliberative democracy.

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