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Sustaining democracy: the moral burden of citizenship

Talisse, Robert B. (2021) Sustaining democracy: the moral burden of citizenship. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (09 Dec 2021). Blog Entry.

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When debates become polarised, it can be tempting to treat political opponents as obstacles rather than fellow citizens. Yet as Robert B. Talisse explains, this refusal to engage with the other side not only carries negative implications for democracy, but also produces ineffective, conformist coalitions that are incapable of realising their political aims. If citizens want to achieve their goals in a democracy, they must find a way to work with their opponents.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 15:51
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:22

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