By Alexander S. Kirshner
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Cohen’s conception of deliberative democracy is an ideal; political institutions in his view become more legitimate as they more closely approximate the ideal. But we should not assume that because antidemocrats are, by definition, absent from a model deliberative procedure, they therefore lack a right to participate. In defending Rawls’s notion of an overlapping consensus, Cohen suggests that arriving at reasonable agreements depends on the exclusion of the unreasonable. Yet he also holds that “the exclusion is of a special kind.
With the exception of the first two chapters, the theoretical work in this book is grounded in the analysis of cases, cases in which democrats have struggled to preserve the democratic characters of their regimes. —that pervades political action. At the same time, this work does not explore each and every instance in which representative government has been or could be threatened; rather, I have chosen cases that reveal the ethical structure of the dilemmas democrats face, and of democratic practice more generally.
The logic here is illustrated by the following example. Imagine that I am forced to sign a contract with my employer. I might try to improve my lot by bargaining over the terms of this arrangement. But if I later break this coercive contract, my employer cannot complain that I have acted in bad faith or acted deceptively because I had haggled for a better deal. I never agreed to the contract in the first place. The same logic holds for antidemocrats in representative regimes: they are coerced, if justifiably, into playing the game of democracy.
A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Ethics of Combatting Political Extremism by Alexander S. Kirshner