“Democracy no longer has rivals,…”

Democracy or Representative Government

Writing in the BRB of SeptemberOctober 2015 Ira Katznelson’s position is that:

“Democracy no longer has rivals, but its capacity to be fair and make good policy faces pervasive skepticism.”

Is he right about this? Or is it rather, as Hélène Landemore, also writing in the BRB in response to Katznelson, says:

“that it is not democracy that is in crisis today but representative government.”

I would agree with Landemore.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s