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Democratic Respect: Populism, Resentment, and the Struggle for Recognition

Christian F. Rostbøll
Commentators often interpret the resentment of supporters of populism as blindly emotional and unconnected to facts and principles. Democratic Respect argues instead that we should approach the populist politics of resentment as a struggle for recognition based on moral experiences that are intimately connected to people's factual and moral beliefs. By associating populist resentment with alleged violations of democratic principles, we can discuss what citizens and governments owe one another in terms of recognition and respect. Populism advances a unique interpretation of democracy and recognition, which Rostb ll confronts with the notion of democratic respect. How democracy should recognize the people is shown to be connected to debates over the meaning and value of democratic procedures, rights, majority rule, compromise, and public deliberation. The book builds a bridge between empirical research and philosophical analysis, while providing insights relevant to a public grappling with the challenges many democracies face today

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: Mar 23rd, 2023
  • Pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.52in - 0.74lb
  • EAN: 9781009340878
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Rostbøll, Christian F.: - Christian F. Rostbøll is Professor of Political Theory at University of Copenhagen and he holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is author of Deliberative Freedom (2008) and numerous articles on political and democratic theory, as well as co-editor of Compromise and Disagreement in Contemporary Political Theory (2018).