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Democracy as an Exercise in Cooperative Self-Government

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What is democracy? Are such concepts as a democratic school of thought, democratic form of governance and community of democracies related to the idea of the democratic state? This work deals with these questions as well as other important issues related to the relationship between democracy and basic human rights.

What is democracy? Are such concepts as a democratic school of thought, democratic form of governance and community of democracies related to the idea of the democratic state? This work deals with these questions as well as other important issues related to the relationship between democracy and basic human rights, or democracy and judicial activism.

Beyond this theoretical discussion, it identifies uniquely vexing challenges being faced by Israel's democratic form of government.

Professor Avihay Dorfman, a former researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, is professor of law at Tel Aviv University. Dorfman's primary research and teaching interests include the philosophical foundations of private law and theories of political legitimation.

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