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Written by Jane Mansbridge 11 October 2020

Mansbridge argues for “a theory of legitimacy that a) explicitly endorses plural sources of democratic legitimacy, b) acknowledges the aspirational quality of the many democratic ideals that make up this legitimacy, and c) recognizes consequently that democratic legitimacy is always partial” (Mansbridge, 2020).

Publisher: Journal on Deliberative Democracy

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Categories: Article, Tools of Democracy, Liberal Democracy