Il fantasma della concordia. L’«homo democraticus» nel disagio della teoria democratica contemporanea

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The ghost of concord. The "homo democraticus" in the malaise of contemporary democratic theory

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] This article identifies the traces of the ancient concept of "concord" in the reflection devoted by twentieth-century political theory to homo democraticus. The article proposes first of all a hypothesis on the conflicting origins of the reflection on concord and, secondly, critically reconstructs the metamorphosis that the homo democraticus undergoes starting from the forties and fifties of the twentieth century, with particular attention to the contribution of «elitism democracy »and hypotheses on the civic culture. The thesis of the article is that the images of homo democraticus (like images of concord) are not simply a description of reality, but always propose a political function.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The ghost of concord. The "homo democraticus" in the malaise of contemporary democratic theory
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)95-111
Number of pages18
JournalFilosofia Politica
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Concord
  • Concordia
  • Democracy
  • Democrazia

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