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Democratic Legitimacy:
Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity
Pierre Rosanvallon
Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction: The Decentering of Democracies 1

Part One: Dual Legitimacy 15
Chapter One: The Legitimacy of Establishment 17
Chapter Two: The Legitimacy of Identification with Generality 33
Chapter Three: The Great Transformation 60

Part Two: The Legitimacy of Impartiality 73
Chapter Four: Independent Authorities: History and Problems 75
Chapter Five: The Democracy of Impartiality 87
Chapter Six: Is Impartiality Politics? 104

Part Three: Reflexive Legitimacy 121
Chapter Seven: Reflexive Democracy 123
Chapter Eight: The Institutions of Reflexivity 137
Chapter Nine: On the Importance of Not Being Elected 154

Part Four: The Legitimacy of Proximity 169
Chapter Ten: Attention to Particularity 171
Chapter Eleven: The Politics of Presence 187
Chapter Twelve: Interactive Democracy 203
Conclusion: The Democracy of Appropriation 219

Index 227

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