Good government : democracy beyond elections / Pierre Rosanvallon ; translated by Malcolm DeBevoise.
By: Rosanvallon, Pierre.
Contributor(s): DeBevoise, M. B.Material type: BookCall no.: JC423 .R6758 2018Publication: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2018Description: vi, 338 p.Notes: Translation of: Le Bon gouvernement. 2015.ISBN: 9780674979437; 0674979435.Subject(s): Democracy | Political science
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Translation of: Le Bon gouvernement. 2015.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: From one democracy to another -- I. Executive power. Consecration of the law and demotion of the executive ; The cult of impersonality and its metamorphoses ; The age of rehabilitation ; Two temptations -- II. The presidentialization of democracies. The pioneering experiments: 1848 and Weimar ; From Gaullist exception to standard model ; Unavoidable and unsatisfactory ; Limiting illiberalism -- III. A democracy of appropriation. The governed and their governors ; Legibility ; Responsibility ; Responsiveness -- IV. A democracy of trust. The good ruler in historical perspective ; Truthfulness ; Integrity -- Conclusion: The second democratic revolution.
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