Minorities and the democratic state
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Published by The Jewish Historical Society of England in London .
Written in English


  • Wolf, Lucien, -- 1857-1930.,
  • Minorities.,
  • Czechoslovakia -- Politics and government.

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Statementby His Excellency Jan Masaryk ; foreword by the Right Hon. Lord Nathan of Court.
SeriesThe Lucien Wolf memorial lecture -- 1943
ContributionsJewish Historical Society of England.
LC ClassificationsJC311
The Physical Object
Pagination23p. ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19570717M

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  It is a case study of the effects of Democratic policies upon minorities. In a matter of just a few decades Chicago went from being a city that provided great opportunities for blacks to being the. Majority Rule, Minority Rights. On the surface, the principles of majority rule and the protection of individual and minority rights would seem contradictory. In fact, however, these principles are twin pillars holding up the very foundation of what we mean by democratic government.   However, the principle of majority rule ensures that decisions can be made and minorities can’t prevent the majority from deciding an issue or election. If they could, a minority holding power, political or otherwise, could use its power to subvert the will of the majority—and that would be the antithesis of democracy.   Minorities and women – the very people who are supposed to be central to the Democratic coalition – seem to have shifted in Trump’s direction this .

This chapter examines the limits of liberal democracies within the nation state in its contradictory attitude to minority representation. While the nation state is a monocultural device constitutive of the body of citizens, most contemporary liberal democratic nation states are far from homogenous. This chapter argues that the collective autocracy of the dominant nation endorses the. liberties, minority rights, and the separation of power across levers of government—and democratic institutions—processes that translate popular will into public policy through legitimate. Minorities and Representation in American Politics is the first book of its kind to examine underrepresented minorities with a framework based on four types of representation—descriptive, formalistic, symbolic, and substantive. Through this lens, author Rebekah Herrick looks at race, ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities not in isolation but synthesized within every chapter.   Democratic strategist Ruy Teixeira is pushing a similar message. His book — The Emerging Democratic Majority — legitimized the self-serving decision by elite Democrats to shift their strategy from helping blue-collar Americans. Instead, Democrats decided to win power by getting votes from millions of dependent minority and immigrant.