In The Democratic Horizon Alessandro Ferrara lists four main distinctive virtues of the ethos of democracy: individualism, common good, equality and openness. From this list is strikingly missing popular control. In this comment, I argue that the sentiment of popular control is needed in order to make sense of the other elements of the democratic ethos listed in The Democratic Horizon. Moreover, I point out that the insightful approach of Ferrara’s book provides useful theoretical resources for overcoming the apparent incompatibility of popular control with the current conditions of the practice of democracy

Ethos democratico e controllo popolare

valeria ottonelli
2017

Abstract

In The Democratic Horizon Alessandro Ferrara lists four main distinctive virtues of the ethos of democracy: individualism, common good, equality and openness. From this list is strikingly missing popular control. In this comment, I argue that the sentiment of popular control is needed in order to make sense of the other elements of the democratic ethos listed in The Democratic Horizon. Moreover, I point out that the insightful approach of Ferrara’s book provides useful theoretical resources for overcoming the apparent incompatibility of popular control with the current conditions of the practice of democracy
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