This essay aims to vindicate the importance of a theory of ordinary 5 citizens political prudence in a democratic society. It follows a reconstructive 6 method, by looking at the full range of powers and decisions that are enabled by 7 democratic rights in order to show that in contemporary democracies there is 8 room for the exercise of political prudence by ordinary citizens. By the same 9 method, it also reconstructs the main traits and manifestations of citizens 10 political prudence in the everyday politics of our democracies. Theorizing 11 citizens political prudence is important for detecting and correcting the ways in 12 which the citizens of a democratic society, as well as its institutions, may fail to 13 fulfil the mandates of such an essential political virtue.

Citizens' Political Prudence as a Democratic Virtue

ottonelli valeria
2018

Abstract

This essay aims to vindicate the importance of a theory of ordinary 5 citizens political prudence in a democratic society. It follows a reconstructive 6 method, by looking at the full range of powers and decisions that are enabled by 7 democratic rights in order to show that in contemporary democracies there is 8 room for the exercise of political prudence by ordinary citizens. By the same 9 method, it also reconstructs the main traits and manifestations of citizens 10 political prudence in the everyday politics of our democracies. Theorizing 11 citizens political prudence is important for detecting and correcting the ways in 12 which the citizens of a democratic society, as well as its institutions, may fail to 13 fulfil the mandates of such an essential political virtue.
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