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Considering Contemporary Democracy

(Original title: Úvahy o současné demokracii)
Filozofia, 2017, vol. 72, No 4, pp. 306-311.
Language: Czech
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Abstract

The essay shows that some political views from the times of Athenian democracy are acceptable even today. Although the essence of democracy has changed, its long journey has now entered a dead end street. Liberal democracy, coupled with globalization and the neo-liberal principles of market economy, is now in crisis that needs to be resolved. Maintaining its framework is important; otherwise we risk the rise of illiberal democracies. One way to overcoming this crisis is to revive democracy through various forms of participation, basically active citizenship, which for Aristotle was embodied by a democratic constitution, especially the Athenian one.

Keywords

Democracy, Democratic innovations, Liberalism, Post-Democracy

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