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Principy reprezentativní vlády

Principy reprezentativní vlády

[The Principles of representative government]

Manin, Bernard

subjects: political science and international relations
series: Politeia

e-book, 1. edition
translation: Kudrnová, Anna
published: february 2022
ISBN: 978-80-246-4901-6
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Many of us would consider representative government to be a near synonym for democracy. In his study, French political scientist Bernard Manin shows that that the principle of representation historically formed a counterweight to democracy as to the government of the assembled people. He explains how the principles of representation evolved in the political institutions of ancient Athens, Rome, the Italian Renaissance republics and modern states, and how the forms of selecting representatives have changed – paying attention, among other things, to the almost completely forgotten election by drawing lots. He also focuses on the transformation of representative government from classical parliamentarism to today’s populism-driven democracy of the audience. Manin’s work is a valuable resource for anyone wishing to better understand the challenges which democratic regimes have had to face, both then past and present.

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