|Brocker I 685
Republicanism/BarberVsRepublicanism/Barber: In a self-governing community of citizens united less by uniform interests than by civic education, people have acquired the ability to pursue common purposes through civic attitudes rather than trough altruism or good nature. (1)
This sets Barber apart from ancient democracy as well as classical republicanism. Ultimately, Barber even accuses liberal democracy of favouring a type of person who is more exposed to totalitarian temptations. (2)
1. Benjamin Barber, Strong Democary, Participatory Politics for a New Age, Berkeley CA, 1984, Dt. Benjamin Barber, Starke Demokratie. Über die Teilhabe am Politischen, Hamburg 1994, p. 9
2. Barber 1984 chap 5; dt. 1994, chap 2.
Michael Haus, „Benjamin Barber, Starke Demokratie“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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