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" And we define: the democratic method is that institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions in which individuals acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote. "
Genetic Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives - Page 94
edited by - 2007 - 148 pages
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Democratizing Foreign Policy?: Lessons from South Africa

Van Der Westhuizen - 2004 - 225 pages
...wherein democracy is regarded as "that institutional arrangement for arriving at political decision in which individuals acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote" (Schumpeter, 1952:269). This approach, which reduces political participation to simply voting...
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The Navajo Political Experience

David Eugene Wilkins - 2003 - 279 pages
...Navajo Nation, in part because direct democracy proved impractical. According to Joseph Schumpeter, "the democratic method is that institutional arrangement...arriving at political decisions in which individuals (ie, leaders) acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote."...
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Handbook of Cultural Geography

Professor Kay Anderson - 2003 - 580 pages
...version, based on the Schumpeterian notion of the 'democratic method'. whereby individuals are supposed to acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote, eventually triumphed owing to the greater geopolitical power of the United States. The second,...
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Curriculum Studies: Curriculum forms

David Scott - 2003 - 488 pages
...'Democracy is an institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions in which individuals acquire power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote'. [13] Thus, what is now taken to be central to democracy is not participation by all but competition...
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Collective Preferences in Democratic Politics: Opinion Surveys and the Will ...

Scott L. Althaus - 2003 - 370 pages
...writes: "The eighteenth-century philosophy of democracy may be couched in the following definition: the democratic method is that institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions which realizes the common good by making the people itself decide issues through the election of individuals...
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De staat van de democratie: democratie voorbij de staat

2004 - 368 pages
...democratie is nog steeds de definitie die Schumpeter gaf in Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: ". . .the democratic method is that institutional arrangement...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote" (Schumpeter 1966: 269). In deze opvatting van democratie wordt de rol van het electoraat eigenlijk...
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Regional Economic Change in Europe: A Neo-Schumpeterian Vision

Gert J. Hospers - 2004 - 215 pages
...strive for the common good, but rather aim to govern the masses. Seen from this economic perspective, 'the democratic method is that institutional arrangement...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote' (Schumpeter, 1942). We come back to this interesting part of Schumpeter's vision when discussing...
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The Dubious Link: Civic Engagement and Democratization

Ariel Armony - 2004 - 312 pages
...whole but occupies a smaller swatch of territory" (p. xiv). 6. As Joseph Schumpeter (1942) argued, "The democratic method is that institutional arrangement...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote" (p. 269). This minimalist perspective offers a measure to identify the presence or absence of...
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Party Politics and Local Government

Colin Copus - 2004 - 313 pages
...to do the deciding'. Indeed, democracy can be defined by the existence of institutional arrangements for 'arriving at political decisions in which individuals...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote'. 5 Inextricably linked to the electoral presumption is the notion of 'competitive elitism'; that...
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Between Dictatorship and Democracy: Russian Post-Communist Political Reform

Michael McFaul, Nikolay Petrov, Andrei Ryabov - 2010 - 364 pages
...direction. Defining Democracy and Dictatorship Following Joseph Schumpeter, we define democracy as "the institutional arrangement for arriving at political...power to decide by means of a competitive struggle." 3 We also concur with Adam Przeworski's refinement of Schumpeter by adding that this process of electing...
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