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Brennan and democracy

by Frank I. Michelman

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Brennan, William J. 1906----,
    • Constitutional law -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementFrank I. Michelman.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF8745.B68 M53 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 148 p. ;
      Number of Pages148
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL381271M
      ISBN 100691007152
      LC Control Number98043565

      Brennan and Democracy Book Description: In Brennan and Democracy, a leading thinker in U.S. constitutional law offers some powerful reflections on the idea of "constitutional democracy," a concept in which many have seen the makings of paradox.   Two points are central to Brennan’s argument in Against Democracy — first, “that politics is bad for us, and most of us should, for the sake of our characters, minimize our involvement”; and second, that one-person-one-vote democracy, far from being .

        Brennan's book is, in many ways, a counterpart to my own Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter. The two works focus on the same problem, agree on many of its causes Author: Ilya Somin. Get this from a library! Brennan and Democracy.. [Michelman, Frank I.] -- In Brennan and Democracy, a leading thinker in U.S. constitutional law offers some powerful reflections on the idea of "constitutional democracy," a concept in which many have seen the makings of.

      In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results―and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short. "Jason Brennan is a marvel: a brilliant philosopher who scrupulously studies the facts before he moralizes. In Against Democracy, his elegant method leads to the contrarian conclusion that democratic participation prompts human beings to forget common sense and common does not ennoble us; it tests the virtue of the best, and brings out the worst in the rest."/5(68).


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Jason Brennan's Against Democracy seems scarily prescient today. Writing well before the twin shocks of the Brexit and the U.S. elections, the Georgetown political scientist makes a powerful case that popular democracy can be dangerous--and, provocatively, that irrational and incompetent voters should be excluded from democratic decision-making/5(50).

These are some of our most cherished ideas about democracy. But, Jason Brennan says, they are all wrong. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results—and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government.

Part of the task of democracy, even in its most ideal versions, is to critically assess the prevailing democratic order. And one way to assess a democracy is to envision alternative arrangements that might be superior.

In a recent book, provocatively Brennan and democracy book Against Democracy, Jason Brennan takes up the chore of assessing existing democracy. His. InGeorgetown University political philosopher Jason Brennan published a controversial book, Against argued that democracy is overrated — that it Author: Sean Illing.

Jason Brennan is The Man Who Was Born Yesterday. His book is incisive, insightful, interesting, funny, and well-informed. It delivers a sound and compelling case that democracy is fatally flawed. Brennan and democracy book everything he says in Against Democracy lacks depth, because he thinks that history began roughly twenty-four hours ago/5(78).

In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results—and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short.

/5(78). Georgetown political philosopher Jason Brennan’s important new book Against Democracy challenges a basic precept that most people take Author: Ilya Somin. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results-and the results are not good enough.

Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short.

In Brennan and Democracy, a leading thinker in U.S. constitutional law offers some powerful reflections on the idea of “constitutional democracy,” a concept in which many have seen the makings of paradox.

Here Frank Michelman explores the apparently conflicting commitments of a democratic governmental system where key aspects of such important social issues as affirmative action, campaign. Jason Brennan, Against Democracy, Princeton University Press,pp., $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona.

Jason Brennan's book is a lively and entertaining exploration of an important pair of questions: (1) how can democracies work when the citizens who are supposed to rule are not very. 1. How Brennan is against democracy. Brennan is against democracy. In the many interviews that he has given, in print, online, and on video, he has said as much.

It is the point of his book. But he develops this point in a way that is clever, ambiguous, and in a way disingenuous. This can be disarming; but we should not be disarmed by this. Brennan’s “epistocratic” vision is sacrilege to the world’s democracies and, despite his counterarguments, elitist, or at least exclusionary.

Yet, to his credit, he manages to make a calm, logical case. Brennan’s analysis of how and why democracies go astray is worth reading.8/10(). In Against Democracy, Jason Brennan argues that there is no such thing as a right to participate in democratic politics and that we have good reason to replace democracy with some form of rule by cognitive elites or “epistocrats.”Brennan considers a comprehensive set of arguments in favor of democracy and participation rights and finds each wanting.

Excellent, thought provoking book. It's not a book 'Against democracy' so much as it's in favour of epistocracy. For most people, democracy is a sacred cow, it's taken as beyond question, the best form of government. Brennan supports the view that democracy is indeed the best form of government, that we've tried until now.

The last part being key/5(69). Read this book on Questia. In "Brennan and Democracy, a leading thinker in U.S. constitutional law offers some powerful reflections on the idea of "constitutional democracy," a concept in which many have seen the makings of paradox.

In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results—and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of Brand: Princeton University Press.

These are some of our most cherished ideas about democracy. But Jason Brennan says they are all wrong. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results—and the results are not good enough.

Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. In a new book, “Against Democracy” (Princeton), Jason Brennan, a political philosopher at Georgetown, has turned Estlund’s hedging inside out to create an uninhibited argument for.

Today we open discussion on Jason Brennan’s book Against Democracy, which was recently reviewed by Tom Christiano (Arizona) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (NDPR).

Blurbs from both the book and the review below the fold. Please join in on the discussion. In Brennan and Democracy, a leading thinker in U.S.

constitutional law offers some powerful reflections on the idea of "constitutional democracy," a concept in which many have seen the makings of Frank Michelman explores the apparently conflicting commitments of a democratic governmental system where key aspects of such important social issues as affirmative action.

In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results--and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government.

But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short.Get this from a library!

Brennan and democracy. [Frank I Michelman] -- "In Brennan and Democracy, a leading thinker in U.S. constitutional law offers some powerful reflections on the idea of "constitutional democracy," a concept in which many have seen the makings of.In Brennan and Democracy, a leading thinker in U.S.

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