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Legitimation, Mark C. Modak-Truran Jan 2014

Legitimation, Mark C. Modak-Truran

Mark C Modak-Truran

This article identifies three different conceptions of legitimation - pre-modern, modern, and post-secular - that compete both within and across national boundaries for the coveted prize of informing the social imaginary regarding how the government and the law should be legitimated in constitutional democracies. Pre-modern conceptions of legitimation consider governments and rulers legitimate if they are ordained by God or if the political system is ordered in accordance with the normative cosmic order. Contemporary proponents of the pre-modern conception range from those in the United States who maintain that the government has been legitimated by the “Judeo-Christian tradition” to those in predominantly ...


Is Social Justice A Form Of Statecraft?, Craig Hovey Mar 2011

Is Social Justice A Form Of Statecraft?, Craig Hovey

Craig Hovey

In this article, the author focuses on the objections of H. Tristram Engelhardt to the concept of social justice and some issues relative to the ethics of infanticide. The author examines the possibility for social justice to be a form of statecraft, the distinctive moral practices and beliefs, and the status of Christian morality. The author argues that Engelhardt has underestimated the complex nature of political discourse in diverse societies.


Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould Jan 2010

Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of The Romanticization Of Popular Culture, Or, Going Ga-Ga Over Pop Culture: A Critical Theory Assessment, Eric Bain-Selbo Jan 2010

The Politics Of The Romanticization Of Popular Culture, Or, Going Ga-Ga Over Pop Culture: A Critical Theory Assessment, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


Nota Sobre Religiosidad Y Democracia [Final Proofs], Antonio-Carlos Pereira-Menaut Jan 2009

Nota Sobre Religiosidad Y Democracia [Final Proofs], Antonio-Carlos Pereira-Menaut

Antonio-Carlos Pereira-Menaut

En la discusión religión-democracia- laicismo, diversos autores católicos incurren en algunos errores. Primero, admiten un «meaculpismo » histórico no siempre fundado, y además aceptan la discusión en términos estatistas. Además, incurren en «eurocentrismo ». Finalmente, infravaloran ciertos factores de conflicto: la «vocación de iglesia» del estado, la soberanía, el desplazamiento de la política hacia lo personal, y también la pérdida de vigencia pública sufrida por tres importantes perspectivas: la especificidad de la política, el acuerdo fundamental y la masa jurídica de reglas y principios básicos.


Shura And Democracy, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2002

Shura And Democracy, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

No abstract provided.