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Democracy as a problem-solving mechanism

Langhorne A Motley

Democracy as a problem-solving mechanism

December 8, 1983.

by Langhorne A Motley

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Published by U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy.,
  • United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993.,
  • United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Latin America.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesCurrent policy -- no. 532.
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination3 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18039009M

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Get this from a library. Democracy as a problem-solving mechanism: December 8, [Langhorne A Motley; United States. Department of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.]. In Democracy as Problem Solving, Xavier de Souza Briggs shows how civic capacity—the capacity to create and sustain smart collective action—can be developed and used.

In an era of sharp debate over the conditions under which democracy can develop while broadening participation and building community, Briggs argues that understanding and.

Democracy as Problem Solving is an important book, a portrait of the art of building capacity to do what’s important and what’s difficult. Briggs deserves E.

Forster’s “two cheers” for showing us the complex, messy, many-faceted path to effective collective action: a daunting path, to be sure, but often the best path we have. about what democracy actually entails as a recipe for such action. It is for scholars and other students of civic life and social progress, as well as those engaged in practical problem solving.

Several big questions motivate the book: Do wide-ranging efforts to “make democracy work”. Democracy as Problem Solving is an important book, a portrait of the art of building capacity to do what’s important and what’s difficult. Briggs deserves E.

Forster’s “two cheers” for showing us the complex, messy, many-faceted path to effective collective action: a. makes democracy work necessarily include the study of problem solving in action and of the collective capacity to problem-solve—not only to deliberate about the world and set directions for Author: Xavier Briggs.

The object of this book is to study the co-evolution of economy, social consciousness (culture) and decision-making mechanisms; to explain the downfall of representative democracy; why "restoration", "repairing", "re-engineering" etc of representative democracy is impossible; and to outline the inevitable transition from a collective decision Author: Dimitar Tchurovsky.

This book was set in Sabon by SNP Best-set Typesetter Ltd., Hong Kong. Printed on recycled paper and bound in the United States of America. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data De Souza Briggs, Xavier N.

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The question is rather broad, and fails to state any particular problem with democracy. We may come up with certain problems and propose answers. The problem with democracy is that the voting process has been hijacked by politicians. Indeed man.

democracy has two sides to it. Firstly, it is the means through which citizens can promote their interests as well as hold the power of their rulers in check. Second­ ly, it functions as a collective problem-solving mechanism drawing its legitimacy from the participation and criticism of Author: Lawrence Mpekansambo.

In Democracy as Problem Solving, Xavier de Souza Briggs shows how civic capacity—the capacity to create and sustain smart collective action—can be developed and used.

In an era of sharp debate over the conditions under which democracy can develop while broadening participation and building community, Briggs argues that understanding and Pages: Liberal democracy has seemingly won out over its royalist, fascist, and collectivist rivals over the course of the last few centuries, and the freedom to vote has been steadily expanded to those who were without it.

But the liberal democracies of the world do have problems, and here are 10 of the most serious. major problem solving sectors of modern society-the political and the economic-that is the topic of my lecture.

Capitalism Supports Democracy Let me begin with the argument that capitalism is positively linked with democracy, shares its values and culture, and facilitates its develop-ment. This case has been made in historical, logical, and.

Democracy is the best mechanism humans have come up with for navigating the trade-offs and weaknesses inherent in problem-solving capitalism. Democracies allow the inevitable conflicts of capitalism to be resolved in a way that maximizes fairness. Rationales for noocracy Irrationality of voters.

Supporters of the noocratic theory mainly depart from the empirical evidence that most voters in modern democracies are largely ignorant, misinformed and irrational.

Therefore, one person one vote mechanism proposed by democracy cannot be used to produce efficient policy outcomes, for which the transfer of power to a smaller, informed and. Criticism of democracy is grounded in democracy's purpose, process and outcomes. Since Classical antiquity and through the modern era, democracy has been associated with "rule of the people," "rule of the majority," and free selection or election either through direct participation or elected representation respectively, but has not been linked to a particular outcome.

Dimitar Tchurovsky is the author of the book “Collaborative Democracy: Transition from Money-Driven to Knowledge-Based Society.” Currently living in London, Bulgarian-born Tchurovskyhas offered to send his book in PDF format “free of charge to NCDD members in return of direct feedback, critique, or any questions may have but remained unanswered.” Tchurovsky has a.

Democracy is a political system; not some sort of curative pill. It is a social order agreed by humans living in a particular area, system that states the (when it comes to collective issues the collective solution proposed by the 51% of the peopl. Each society and epoch has defined democracy differently, reflecting its unique preoccupations and aspirations.

Democracy is a mechanism to distill the will of a people, a way to remove ineffective governments, a means of resolving conflicting interests in a community without recourse to violence and a thousand other things. Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe, by Xavier de Souza Briggs.

Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. ISBN ‐0‐‐‐3, cloth, $70; ISBN ‐0‐‐‐8, paper, $ Democracy as Problem Solving will be of considerable interest to regional scientists studying urban sprawl, economic restructuring, or .Problem-solving is the primary aspect of both types of conduct (Dewey /).

Regarding the question of political participation, we would like to stress that whereas economic theories of democracy to a large extent have focused on voting – in some cases just as an instrumentFile Size: KB.with Briggs’ () Democracy as Problem Solving, we have the beginnings of a new justification to help strengthen a community’s civil capacity.

Democracy as problem solving can do more than help secure solutions to problems ignored by the private good rationale. It carries the .