In a democratic society , public policy is assessed from the standpoint of the consumer . It is thus defined through its ... E . CAHN , THE PREDICAMENT OF DEMOCRATIC MAN 30 ( 1962 ) . 49 . A . Camus , supra note 32 , at 221 . highlight ...
ceived that democracy's first concern is education in the profound and complete sense of the term . Every individual must realize the truth for himself ; every man , in this sense , is indeed a king , but a king who has no subjects .
The foregoing exploration of the structuring of discretion in quest of participatory democracy elaborated this distinction between function (process) and structure (institutions). As Edmond Cahn observes, Unlike a man's body, ...
Category: Political Science
The Discretionary Economy argues that we do in fact control our own political and economic destinies. As a community, we have discretion over policies that determine whether an economic process adequately provides for the necessities of life. We also determine who participates in normative public judgments and whether decisions distinguish between what is and what ought to be. Tool argues that we must continuously organize the institutional structures through which economic and political functions in the social process are carried on. We must exercise discretion by creating and modifying institutions that coordinate our behavior. To exercise discretion effectively requires that we employ distinctively American economic, political, and philosophical theory. In this volume, the pivotal twentieth-century contributors to this encompassing theory of political economy are Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, Clarence Ayres, and R. Fagg Foster. This volume presents, in detail, their analytical and philosophical perspective on social change. A major purpose of this volume is to compare and contrast the American tradition with the traditions of capitalism, Marxism, and fascism, demonstrating that the former can resolve compelling economic and political problems and the latter two cannot. This book explains how to identify and analyze social, economic, and political problems confronted in all communities, and how to go about framing and implementing structural adjustments in the political economy. It will be of interest to students in non-traditional courses in political economy including institutional economics, contemporary social problems, economics and social policy, methodology, and contemporary economic thought.
... officials,” 84 he, too, is viewing the checking function as merely one manifestation of the intrinsic democratic value.85 Because the checking function ultimately derives good.” 83 83 E. Cahn, The Predicament of Democratic Man 29 ...
Author: Larry. J Alexander
Category: Social Science
This title was first published in 2000. This text presents a two-volume collection of theoretical articles on the topic of freedom of speech. The articles have all been written since the early 1970s. The first volume begins with an encyclopaedia entry, functioning as an overview of the topic, and further articles deal with justificatory theories of freedom of speech, the scope of the First Amendment, the value of free speech, communication control in law and society, and what kinds of acts raise freedom of speech concerns. The second volume turns to doctrinal theories, examining insults, incitements and governmental subsidies. Areas addressed include distinctions between content regulations, Robert Post's concepts of the public forum and public discourse and their bearing on free speech doctrine, and the significant arena for free speech controversies in the future.
Cahn's failure to reconcile his plea for widespread democratic citizenship with the facts of mass society, ... But Cahn advocates virtues in the citizen's relation towards Review of The Predicament of Democratic Man 251.
There is “ a wide margin of appreciation ” left to the discretion of each democratic country.14 The local conditions , the historical evolution of the body politic ... E. Cahn , The Predicament of Democratic Man 174 ( 1961 ) .
Author: Y. Dinstein Domb
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Category: Political Science
The "Israel Yearbook on Human Rights" - an annual published under the auspices of the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University since 1971 - is devoted to publishing studies by distinguished scholars in Israel and other countries on human rights in peace and war, with particular emphasis on problems relevant to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The "Yearbook" also incorporates documentary materials, relating to Israel and the Administered Areas, which are not otherwise available in English (including summaries of judicial decisions, compilations of legislative enactments and military proclamations). "Volume 26" contains amongst others articles on The Essence of Democracy; Democracy in International Relations; The Threats to Democracy; and Democracy in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.