Mitigated democracy

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ABSTRACT: Militant democracy is an attempt to defend democracy against totalitarian par that would use democratic procedures to rise to power. This article is focused on the con ency of the concept of 'militant democracy'. I argue that what militant democracy defends not the democratic procedure itself but rather certain rights and the rule of law, and that t elements may in fact be compromised by democracy. This applies both if the democratic p dure is concerned and if democracy is interpreted as a reflection of the will of the people. T elements may be upheld, but democracy is to be mitigated rather than fortified in order to do Keywords: Militant democracy; Formal democracy; Substantive democracy; Equality; Fr dom; State of law
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-294
Number of pages17
JournalARSP : Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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