OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Future Publics: Democracy, Deliberation, and Future-Regarding Collective Action

ISBN : 9780197557150

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¥11,396
著者: 
Michael K. MacKenzie
ページ
240 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
156 x 235 mm
刊行日
2021年08月
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Scholars have often claimed that democracies, whatever their virtues, are functionally short-sighted. The evidence is clear: we have been unable to manage many long-term issues including climate change, nuclear waste disposal, natural disaster preparedness, infrastructure maintenance, and budget deficits. If voters and influential actors, such as interest groups and corporations, have dominant short-term interests, it may be difficult for elected politicians to act in the long-term interests of society, even if they think that it would be the right thing to do. To solve long-term problems, do we need political systems that are less democratic, or even authoritarian? This idea, which Michael K. MacKenzie calls the "democratic myopia thesis," is a sort of conventional wisdom; it is an idea that scholars and pundits take for granted as a truth about democracy without subjecting it to adequate critical scrutiny. In Future Publics, MacKenzie challenges this conventional wisdom and articulates a deliberative, democratic theory of future-regarding collective action. Specifically, MacKenzie argues that each part of the democratic myopia problem can be addressed through democratic-rather than authoritarian-means. At a more fundamental level, once we recognize that democratic practices are world-making activities that empower us to make our shared worlds together, they should also be understood as future-making activities. Despite the short-term dynamics associated with electoral democracy, MacKenzie asserts that we need more inclusive and deliberative democracies if we are going to make shared futures that will work for us all.

目次: 

Acknowledgements
Preface
PART I: CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
Chapter 1 - Introduction: The Democratic Myopia Thesis
Chapter 2 - Future-Making: Politics, Democracy, and Deliberation
Chapter 3 - Moving Beyond Theories of Intergenerational Justice
PART II: A DELIBERATIVE THEORY OF FUTURE-REGARDING COLLECTIVE ACTION
Chapter 4 - Deliberative Responses to the Democratic Myopic Problem
Chapter 5 - Getting to the Future: Inclusion, Deliberation, and Future-Regarding Collective Action
Chapter 6 - Acting Through Time: Coordinating the Actions of Current and Future Publics
PART III: INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN
Chapter 7 - Future-Regarding Democratic Institutions
Chapter 8 - Conclusion: Unresolved Themes
References

著者について: 

Michael K. MacKenzie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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