Not all conservatives are hostile to democracy or question the legitimacy of the democratic process, but many do, and their hostility matters. This is an attempt to describe, explain, and address that hostility. Most prominently, a large group of conservatives treat the marketplace as better than regulation, implicitly attacking democracy and rendering illegitimate democratic attempts to shape the marketplace in the common interest.
Sources of Conservative Thinking on Democracy
- Stephen E. Gottlieb
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- Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law, Albany Law School. B.A., 1962, Princeton University; LL.B., 1965, Yale Law School.