Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny

Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny

The fundamental tenet of democracy is that the majority rules. Yet as James Madison wrote, 'Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.' In this focused new work, Don Beahm synthesizes some of the most powerful conceptualizations of, and corrections to, the majority tyranny as explicated by James Madison, Alexis de Tocqueville, John C. Calhoun, Robert A. Dahl, and Lani Guinier. In conjunction with this synthesis, Beahm presents… (more)

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Publisher: Lexington Books (January 01, 2002)

Parent ISBN: 9780739103340

Page count: 120 pages

Language: English


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