Democratically Binding

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/96911
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-969112
http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-38294
Dokumentart: Aufsatz
Date: 2011
Source: Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 1-5, 2011
Language: English
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 320 - Political science
Keywords: Demokratie
Other Keywords:
Bindingness of law
Democratic franchise
All affected interests
Limits to democracy
Democracy
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Abstract:

The aspiration of the 'Democracy Unbound' project was to extend democracy in two dimensions: range and scope. The former would give a wider range of people the vote. The latter would give people a wider scope of things to vote on. In practice, no doubt there is room to do much more of both. But whereas it would be democratically justifiable in an ideal world for democracy to be completely unbounded as regards range, even in an ideal world democracy ought be subject to some limits internal to the logic of democracy itself as regards its scope.

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