Americas perspective on politics

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American History

 

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Matthew W

 

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February 2, 2012

 

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As Lawrence Whitehead has recently warned,"a liberal democracy is one that decides public policy (including the distribution of ?social goods') in accordance with citizen choices, not the decisions of the powerful or the wealthy. But to achieve such adistribution of social goods according to democratic principles, civic and political rights must be insulatedfrom the cash nexus, political power must not be for sale and bribery must be effectively sanctioned"(Whitehead 2005: 13)...
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But to achieve such adistribution of social goods according to democratic principles, civic and political rights must be insulatedfrom the cash nexus, political power must not be for sale and bribery must be effectively sanctioned"(Whitehead 2005: 13).This passage correctly alludes to a second potential problem with the role of money in electoral politics,namely, that should moneyed interests effectively infiltrate the public apparatus, then the rule of law,understood as the ability of a strong, autonomous state to uphold citizen rights and at the same time beaccountable to them, is in serious jeopardy...
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