publication . Article . 2015

LIBERALIZMO IR DEMOKRATIJOS KONFLIKTAS

Alvydas Jokubaitis;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Politologija, volume 53, pages 3-20 (issn: 1392-1681, eissn: 2424-6034, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Vilnius University Press
Abstract
The term “liberal democracy” hides the conflict of two different philosophies. Liberal metaphysics is based on the idea of thing, while democracy is based on the idea of action and process. Democratic process does not have any core of ideas, which is typical of liberalism. The goal of liberal political philosophy is to circumscribe political power. The aim of democracy is the creation of self-government of the citizens. Liberals do not see many things that are important to democrats: common good, community, nation, history and cultural identity. It is possible to speak about fundamental conflict between liberal individualism and general will of democracy. In dis...
Subjects
free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science, Political science (General), JA1-92, Political philosophy, Law and economics, General will, Liberalism, Political science, Social science, Representative democracy, Direct democracy, Liberal democracy, Democracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Liberalism (international relations)
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