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

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ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"It is a cause for celebration when one of our most eminent theorists of democracy chooses to illuminate deep and stressful issues with rigor and originality. Probing tensions inherent in the distinction between majorities who decide and a more abstract people said to be sovereign, Pierre Rosanvallon identifies the inescapable contradictions inherent in different bases and forms of legitimacy, brilliantly showing why and how modern democracy is charged, fluid, and unsettled."--Ira Katznelson, coauthor of Liberal Beginnings: Making a Republic for the Moderns

"This is a major work that deserves to have a large impact on current political theory, and its investigation of historical episodes of democratic legitimation make it of obvious interest to U.S. and European historians as well."--Samuel Moyn, Columbia University

"This is an important and unique work in the theory and history of democratic legitimacy. It is contextually situated but offers general propositions about the conditions, meaning, and institutional forms for democratic legitimacy in the twenty-first century."--Jean L. Cohen, Columbia University

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