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by Joseph Romance,Neal Riemer


Neal Riemer was a prolific scholar who combined interests in democratic theory, religion, and ethics.

Neal Riemer was a prolific scholar who combined interests in democratic theory, religion, and ethics. Published after Riemer's death in 2001, this collection of essays by some of the top names in this field addresses the tension between democracy and excellence. Their topics include reconciling democracy and excellence, Thucydides on democracy and chaos, equality and excellence in American religion, Mark Twain's political thought, ordinary virtue, the competent public, Tocqueville and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the dangerous allure of excellence. Does democracy promote excellence?

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Home Browse Books Book details, Democracy and Excellence: Concord or Conflict? Democracy and Excellence: Concord or Conflict? By Joseph Romance, Neal Riemer. Democracy and Excellence: Concord or Conflict? By Joseph Romance, Neal Riemer. However, the promotion of such excellence requires one to think differently about what excellence means and how best to promote it.

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Romance, Joseph, Riemer, Neal.

Neal Riemer (late) was the Andrew V. Stout Professor of Political Philosophy at Drew University. Joseph Romance is associate professor of political science at Fort Hays State University, teaching in the fields of American politics and political theory

Neal Riemer (late) was the Andrew V. After receiving a PhD from Harvard University, he taught at the Pennsylvania State University; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; University of Innsbruck, Austria; and Drew University. Joseph Romance is associate professor of political science at Fort Hays State University, teaching in the fields of American politics and political theory. He received a BA from the College of William and Mary and a PhD from Rutgers University.

Democracy and Excellence: Concord or Conflict?, Joseph Romance and Neil Reimer, ed. Westport CN: Praeger, 2005, 166, pp. xiv. This volume is the product of a question, asked by Neal Reimer, about the relationship between democracy and excellence. Reimer provides background for this relationship in the first chapter, noting that it can be framed as government by the people versus standards of the good, true and beautiful. Conflict can arise between the two ideas because democracy prioritizes equality of citizens-but excellence depends upon the recognition of differentiating merit. He was the recipient of outstanding teaching awards at both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Drew. This volume is the product of a question, asked by Neal Reimer. This volume is the product of a question, asked by Neal Reimer, about the relationship between democracy and excellence the good, true and beautiful.

Does democracy promote excellence? Searching history, literature, and works of political theory, the contributors conclude that American democracy does indeed promote excellence despite thousands of years of political theory arguing the contrary. However, the promotion of such excellence requires one to think differently about what excellence means and how best to promote it. Religion and a strong sense of community are vital in creating this democratic excellence and are necessary to counter conservative critics who see little value in democratic practices.

Entering the twenty-first century, this question has become all the more important. Democracy is a difficult and challenging form of government that is increasingly more common than it once was. As the United States works to promote democracy throughout the world it is a timely matter to consider once again why democracy is a good thing. At the same time, Romance and Riemer remind us always to think about and ponder the ways democracy can fail us. Contributions from distinguished scholars of political science, history, and religion provide supporting evidence in a multi-disciplinary approach.

Democracy and Excellence: Concord or Conflict? epub download

ISBN13: 978-0275976422

ISBN: 0275976424

Author: Joseph Romance,Neal Riemer

Category: Other

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Praeger (August 30, 2005)

Pages: 180 pages

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