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eBook The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship ePub

by Jeffrey Edward Green

  • ISBN: 0195372646
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Jeffrey Edward Green
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 31, 2009)
  • Pages: 296
  • ePub book: 1244 kb
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Jeffrey Green’s The Eyes of the People is a singularly brave attempt at defending as norma-. tively appealing the ideal of plebiscitary democracy held in suspicion by most democratic.

Jeffrey Green’s The Eyes of the People is a singularly brave attempt at defending as norma-. The thesis of the book is that instead of chasing the anachronistic ideal of Athens. on a mass scale-a model haunting most contemporary democratic theory-we should. adjust our ideal to the reality of contemporary citizenship.

Jeffrey Green's book The Eyes of the People challenges theorists to re-examine the widely held .

Jeffrey Green's book The Eyes of the People challenges theorists to re-examine the widely held assumption that democratic politics only occur when the people raise their voices and compel the powerful to listen. Against this dominant ‘vocal’ model of democracy, Green counterposes an ‘ocular’ version of political life in which democracy hinges on the ‘popular gaze’ (p. 11). The properly democratic object of the people's attention, furthermore, shifts from the law to leaders

Green Jeffrey Edward (EN). For centuries it has been assumed that democracy must refer to the empowerment of the People's voice.

Green Jeffrey Edward (EN). In this pioneering book, Jeffrey Edward Green makes the case for considering the People as an ocular entity rather than a vocal one. Green argues that it is both possible and desirable to understand democracy in terms of what the People gets to see instead of the traditional focus on what it gets to say. The Eyes of the People examines democracy from the perspective of everyday citizens in their everyday lives.

A thought-provoking first book, Jeffrey Greens Eyes of the People constitutes an ambitious attempt to overturn the intellectual mainstream of modern democratic theory readers can turn fruitfully to Greens book for fascinating reconstructions of a vast range of political thinkers.

A thought-provoking first book, Jeffrey Greens Eyes of the People constitutes an ambitious attempt to overturn the intellectual mainstream of modern democratic theory readers can turn fruitfully to Greens book for fascinating reconstructions of a vast range of political thinkers from Aristotle to Carl Schmitt. Jeffrey Edward Green is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Edward Green.

Jeffrey Edward Green.

In this pioneering book, Jeffrey Edward Green makes .

In this pioneering book, Jeffrey Edward Green makes the case for considering the People as an ocular entity rather than a vocal one. While it is customary to understand the citizen as a decision-maker, in fact most citizens rarely engage in decision-making and do not even have clear views on most political issues.

In this pioneering book, Jeffrey Edward Green makes the case for considering the People as an ocular entity rather than a vocal on. Green argues that it is both possible and desirable to understand democracy in terms of what the People gets to see instead of the For centuries it has been assumed that democracy must refer to the empowerment of the People's voice. In approaching democracy from the perspective of the People's eyes, Green rediscovers and rehabilitates a forgotten "plebiscitarian" alternative within the history of democratic thought. The Eyes of the Peopleexamines democracy from the perspective of everyday citizens in their everyday lives.

Symposium on Jeffrey Green's The Eyes of the People. When democracy lives in, and through, the eyes of the People. Mass politics, plebiscitary ethics and the questioning of political representation". Watching the Burkean Trustee and Internet Politics through the Lens of Jeffrey Green's The Eyes of the People". By Eileen Hunt Botting. Green, "The eyes of the people". A Journal of Political Philosophy", Vol. 40,N. 1 (Spring 2013), pp. 127-133. Green argues that it is both possible and desirable to understand democracy in terms of what the People gets to see instead of the traditional focus. The Eyes of the People examines democracy from.

For centuries it has been assumed that democracy must refer to the empowerment of the People's voice. In this pioneering book, Jeffrey Edward Green makes the case for considering the People as an ocular entity rather than a vocal one. Green argues that it is both possible and desirable to understand democracy in terms of what the People gets to see instead of the traditional focus on what it gets to say. The Eyes of the People examines democracy from the perspective of everyday citizens in their everyday lives. While it is customary to understand the citizen as a decision-maker, in fact most citizens rarely engage in decision-making and do not even have clear views on most political issues. The ordinary citizen is not a decision-maker but a spectator who watches and listens to the select few empowered to decide. Grounded on this everyday phenomenon of spectatorship, The Eyes of the People constructs a democratic theory applicable to the way democracy is actually experienced by most people most of the time. In approaching democracy from the perspective of the People's eyes, Green rediscovers and rehabilitates a forgotten "plebiscitarian" alternative within the history of democratic thought. Building off the contributions of a wide range of thinkers-including Aristotle, Shakespeare, Benjamin Constant, Max Weber, Joseph Schumpeter, and many others-Green outlines a novel democratic paradigm centered on empowering the People's gaze through forcing politicians to appear in public under conditions they do not fully control.The Eyes of the People is at once a sweeping overview of the state of democratic theory and a call to rethink the meaning of democracy within the sociological and technological conditions of the twenty-first century.