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Liberal Democracy

Richard S. Katz

in Democracy and Elections

Published in print December 1997 | ISBN: 9780195044294
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854752 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195044294.003.0004
Liberal Democracy

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This chapter examines the liberal democratic view of democracy. Under this view, democracy is considered a political method or a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political, legislative, and administrative decisions capable of being an end in itself irrespective of what decisions it produces under give historical conditions. Liberal democracy may also be considered as an attempt to find a democratic implementation of liberalism.

Keywords: liberal democracy; political method; political decisions; democratic method; liberalism

Chapter.  10795 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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