Are we sure that majoritarian criterion is the best option to determine and evaluate the results of public choices? Can we still trust a model of democracy of this kind? Can we still trust popular will?In this paper, I discuss about the contemporary conditions of democracy. I analyse in which ways the strategies of construction of the public opinion have changed the grammar of public debate, and also how the calculus of consent has modified the nature of democracy itself.The main idea is that an incorrect priority assigned to the procedures or to the formal structures of institutions has hidden the real aim of public discussion, or more general, the real aim of politics.

Democracy is the power to say "No". From calculus of consent to reasonable dissent.

MAIMONE, VINCENZO
2017-01-01

Abstract

Are we sure that majoritarian criterion is the best option to determine and evaluate the results of public choices? Can we still trust a model of democracy of this kind? Can we still trust popular will?In this paper, I discuss about the contemporary conditions of democracy. I analyse in which ways the strategies of construction of the public opinion have changed the grammar of public debate, and also how the calculus of consent has modified the nature of democracy itself.The main idea is that an incorrect priority assigned to the procedures or to the formal structures of institutions has hidden the real aim of public discussion, or more general, the real aim of politics.
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Dissent; Democracy; Consensus
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