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Nadia Urbinati
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    Procedural Democracy, the Bulwark of Equal Liberty.Nadia Urbinati & Maria Paula Saffon - 2013 - Political Theory 41 (3):0090591713476872.
    This essay reclaims a political proceduralist vision of democracy as the best normative defense of democracy in contemporary politics. We distinguish this vision from three main approaches that are representative in the current academic debate: the epistemic conception of democracy as a process of truth seeking; the populist defense of democracy as a mobilizing politics that defies procedures; and the classical minimalist or Schumpeterian definition of democracy as a competitive method for selecting leaders.
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  2. Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy.Nadia Urbinati - 2006 - University of Chicago Press.
    It is usually held that representative government is not strictly democratic, since it does not allow the people themselves to directly make decisions. But here, taking as her guide Thomas Paine’s subversive view that “Athens, by representation, would have surpassed her own democracy,” Nadia Urbinati challenges this accepted wisdom, arguing that political representation deserves to be regarded as a fully legitimate mode of democratic decision making—and not just a pragmatic second choice when direct democracy is not possible. As Urbinati shows, (...)
     
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    A Revolt Against Intermediary Bodies.Nadia Urbinati - 2015 - Constellations 22 (4):477-486.
  4. Representation as Advocacy.Nadia Urbinati - 2000 - Political Theory 28 (6):758-786.
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    Mill on Democracy: From the Athenian Polis to Representative Government.Nadia Urbinati - 2002 - University of Chicago Press.
    Redirecting attention to Mill as a political thinker, Nadia Urbinati argues that this claim misrepresents Mill's thinking.
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    Roundtable on Epistemic Democracy and Its Critics.Jack Knight, Hélène Landemore, Nadia Urbinati & Daniel Viehoff - 2016 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 28 (2):137-170.
    On September 3, 2015, the Political Epistemology/ideas, Knowledge, and Politics section of the American Political Science Association sponsored a roundtable on epistemic democracy as part of the APSA’s annual meetings. Chairing the roundtable was Daniel Viehoff, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield. The other participants were Jack Knight, Department of Political Science and the Law School, Duke University; Hélène Landemore, Department of Political Science, Yale University; and Nadia Urbinati, Department of Political Science, Columbia University. We thank the participants for permission (...)
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    Unpolitical Democracy.Nadia Urbinati - 2010 - Political Theory 38 (1):65-92.
    This paper analyzes critically the appeal the unpolitical is enjoying among contemporary political philosophers who are democracy's friends. Unlike a radical critique of democracy, what I propose to call "criticism from within," takes the form of dissatisfaction with the erosion of an independent mind and impartial judgment per effect of the partisan character of democratic politics. This paper proposes three main criticisms of the actual trend toward unpolitical views of democracy: the first points to the strategic use of deliberation as (...)
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  8. Democracy and Populism.Nadia Urbinati - 1998 - Constellations 5 (1):110-124.
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    John Stuart Mill on Androgyny and Ideal Marriage.Nadia Urbinati - 1991 - Political Theory 19 (4):626-648.
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    Laïcité in Reverse: Mono-Religious Democracies and the Issue of Religion in the Public Sphere.Nadia Urbinati - 2010 - Constellations 17 (1):4-21.
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    Continuity and Rupture:The Power of Judgment in Democratic Representation.Nadia Urbinati - 2005 - Constellations 12 (2):194-222.
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    From the Periphery of Modernity.Nadia Urbinati - 1998 - Political Theory 26 (3):370-391.
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    Liquid Parties, Dense Populism.Nadia Urbinati - 2019 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 45 (9-10):1069-1083.
    Before proceeding, I would like to clarify briefly two interpretative premises, one methodological and one normative, which sustain my argument. Understanding the transformations facing constitutional democratic societies is a demanding task. These transformations, whose multiple causes are socio-economic not merely political, reflect on the one hand in the decline of mass party form of organization and on the other in the success of populism as not simply a movement of contestation but as a ruling power. In this article, I will (...)
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  14. The Many Heads of the Hydra : J.S. Mill on Despotism.Nadia Urbinati - 2007 - In Nadia Urbinati & Alex Zakaras (eds.), J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment. Cambridge University Press.
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    Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict.David Johnston, Nadia Urbinati & Camila Vergara (eds.) - 2017 - University of Chicago Press.
    More than five hundred years after Machiavelli wrote The Prince, his landmark treatise on the pragmatic application of power remains a pivot point for debates on political thought. While scholars continue to investigate interpretations of The Prince in different contexts throughout history, from the Renaissance to the Risorgimento and Italian unification, other fruitful lines of research explore how Machiavelli’s ideas about power and leadership can further our understanding of contemporary political circumstances. With Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict, David Johnston, Nadia (...)
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    Debating Representative Democracy.Carlo Invernizzi Accetti, Alessandro Mulieri, Hubertus Buchstein, Dario Castiglione, Lisa Disch, Jason Frank, Yves Sintomer & Nadia Urbinati - 2016 - Contemporary Political Theory 15 (2):205-242.
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    Postscript.Nadia Urbinati - 2016 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 19 (3):376-382.
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    Condorcet: Political Writings.Steven Lukes & Nadia Urbinati (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Nicolas de Condorcet, the innovating founder of mathematical thinking in politics, was the last great philosophe of the French Enlightenment and a central figure in the early years of the French Revolution. His political writings give a compelling vision of human progress across world history and express the hopes of that time in the future perfectibility of man. This volume contains a revised translation of 'The Sketch', written while in hiding from the Jacobin Terror, together with lesser-known writings on the (...)
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  19. A Criticism of Intellectual Critics.Nadia Urbinati - 2002 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 1:69.
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  20. Book Review: Appeals to Interest: Language, Contestation, and the Shaping of Political Agency. [REVIEW]Nadia Urbinati - 2012 - Political Theory 40 (3):398-401.
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    Conspiracism and Delegitimation.Russell Muirhead, Nancy L. Rosenblum, Matthew Landauer, Stephen Macedo, Jeffrey K. Tulis & Nadia Urbinati - 2020 - Contemporary Political Theory 19 (1):142-174.
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    Sismonde de Sismondi's Aristocratic Republicanism.Nadia Urbinati - 2013 - European Journal of Political Theory 12 (2):153-174.
    This article shows through Sismonde de Sismondi’s work how peculiarly modern issues like the revolution, equal political rights (universal suffrage) and an industrial and commercial society contributed to renewing the identity of republicanism. That renewal took place in Europe, after the French Revolution, and in a direct confrontation with democracy rather than liberalism. The problem in relation to which Sismondi reflected on the institutions of political liberty, the republican constitution and the role of individual liberty was the unstoppable growth of (...)
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    Book Review: The Meaning of Partisanship, by Jonathan White and Lea YpiThe Meaning of Partisanship, by WhiteJonathanYpiLea. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. [REVIEW]Nadia Urbinati - forthcoming - Political Theory:009059171879757.
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    Taking Sides.Nadia Urbinati - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (1):97-105.
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    The Ambiguities of ‘Liberal-Democracy’.Nadia Urbinati - 2019 - Polis 36 (3):543-554.
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  26. Mill's the Subjection of Women: Critical Essays.Wendy Donner, Keith Burgess-Jackson, Julia Annas, Susan Moller Okin, John Howes, Mary Lyndon Shanley, Susan Mendus & Nadia Urbinati (eds.) - 2005 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The articles collected in this critical edition represent a variety of interpretations both of the kind of feminism Mill represents and of the specific arguments he offers in The Subjection of Women including their lexical ordering and relative merit. Each selection is preceded by a brief and useful summary of the author's position intended to assist introductory students.
     
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  27. Società e solitudine.Ralpho Emerson & Nadia Urbinati - 1999 - la Società Degli Individui 5.
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  28. An Alternative Modernity : Mill on Capitalism and the Quality of Life.Nadia Urbinati - 2010 - In Ben Eggleston, Dale E. Miller & D. Weinstein (eds.), John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life. Oxford University Press.
     
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  29. George Kateb, Emerson and Self-Reliance. [REVIEW]Nadia Urbinati - 1998 - la Società Degli Individui 3.
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  30. Gabriella Turnaturi, Tradimenti. L'imprevedibilità nelle relazioni umane. [REVIEW]Nadia Urbinati - 2001 - la Società Degli Individui 11.
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  31. Introduction.Nadia Urbinati & Alex Zakaras - 2007 - In Nadia Urbinati & Alex Zakaras (eds.), J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  32. J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment.Nadia Urbinati & Alex Zakaras (eds.) - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    The year 2006 marked the two hundredth anniversary of John Stuart Mill's birth. Though his philosophical reputation has varied greatly, it is now clear that Mill ranks among the most influential modern political thinkers. Despite his enduring influence, the breadth and complexity of Mill's political thought is often underappreciated. While his writings remain a touchstone for debates over liberty and liberalism, many other important dimensions of his political philosophy have until recently been ignored. This book aims to correct such neglect, (...)
     
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    J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment.Nadia Urbinati & Alex Zakaras (eds.) - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    The year 2006 marked the two hundredth anniversary of John Stuart Mill's birth. Though his philosophical reputation has varied greatly, it is now clear that Mill ranks among the most influential modern political thinkers. Despite his enduring influence, the breadth and complexity of Mill's political thought is often underappreciated. While his writings remain a touchstone for debates over liberty and liberalism, many other important dimensions of his political philosophy have until recently been ignored. This book aims to correct such neglect, (...)
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  34. Le Civili Libertà: Positivismo E Liberalismo Nell'italia Unita.Nadia Urbinati - 1990
    Nella nuova Italia gli interpreti e i difensori delle civili libertà furono pochi e poco considerati. Tra essi, gli amici e i seguaci radicali e federalisti di Carlo Cattaneo, ma anche un moderato come Pasquale Villari, il maestro di Gaetano Salvemini. Tutti ebbero in comune la condivisione del pensiero filosofico e politico di John Stuart Mill e il proposito di favorirne la diffusione nella cultura del loro tempo. Mill fu uno degli autori più tradotti nell'Italia dell'Ottocento. Se la sua filosofia (...)
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  35. Libertà E Buon Governo in John Stuart Mill E Pasquale Villari.Nadia Urbinati - 1987 - European University Institute.
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  36. Lucifero e l'acqua santa. Una discussione fiorentina su The Subjection of Women.Nadia Urbinati - 1988 - Giornale Critico Della Filosofia Italiana 8 (2):250-273.
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  37. Studi Sulla Cultura Filosofica Italiana Fra Ottocento E Novecento.Nadia Urbinati - 1982 - Clueb.
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  38. The Legacy of Kant: Giuseppe Mazzini's Cosmopolitanism of Nations.Nadia Urbinati - 2008 - In Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920. pp. 11-35.
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    An Alternative Modernity.Nadia Urbinati - 2011 - In Ben Eggleston, Dale E. Miller & D. Weinstein (eds.), John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life. Oxford University Press. pp. 236.
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    Condorcet’s Democratic Theory of Representative Government.Nadia Urbinati - 2004 - European Journal of Political Theory 3 (1):53-75.
    The basic theoretical premise of this article is that representation does not necessarily imply a break with democratic principles. Its goal is to challenge the traditional liberal-elitist approach to representative government according to which this system is a mixed regime that is not identifiable with democracy since its main institution, election, is a mechanism that is inherently aristocratic, although it can be implemented in a democratic way. I question this powerful argument by questioning its main assumption: the idea that representative (...)
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  41. Regimes of Memory: Distance, Identity and the Liberty of the Citizen.Nadia Urbinati - 2011 - Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 3 (5):141-157.
    The theoretical interpretations of liberalism in its relations to multiculturalism occupy a central role in contemporary political theory. Yet, although arguments of rights and equal respect have provided for reasonable justifications of cultural diversity, daily papers and political columns give us an image of democratic societies that is often intolerant, exclusionary and insensitive to the argument of rights when faced with cultural and religious pluralism. The diachronic rhythm between intellectual reasonableness and widespread opinion often goes unobserved in academic literature. In (...)
     
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    The Phenomenology of Politics as Factionalism.Nadia Urbinati - 2019 - Constellations 26 (3):408-417.
    Constellations, Volume 26, Issue 3, Page 408-417, September 2019.
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    Politics as Deferred Presence.Nadia Urbinati - 2007 - Constellations 14 (2):266-272.
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    Republicanism After the French Revolution: The Case of Sismonde de Sismondi.Nadia Urbinati - 2012 - Journal of the History of Ideas 73 (1):95-109.
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    Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics.Nadia Urbinati - 2004 - Review of Metaphysics 58 (1):200-202.
    In this elegantly written book, Nicholas White takes on the interesting and timely task of discussing and questioning the myth of “the Greek way” of thinking about ethics fabricated by modern philosophers since the end of the eighteenth century. As the author says in the introduction, this is a preparatory work to a history of Greek ethics, rather than a full-fledged history of Greek ethics or a study of the reception and the uses of Greek ethics in modern philosophy. The (...)
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    Il pensiero populista.Nadia Urbinati - 2015 - Società Degli Individui 52:47-62.
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  47. Can Cosmopolitical Democracy Be Democratic?Nadia Urbinati - 2003 - In Daniele Archibugi & Mathias Koenig-Archibugi (eds.), Debating Cosmopolitics. Verso. pp. 67--85.
     
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    The Historian and the Ideologist.Nadia Urbinati - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (1):89-95.
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    Laïcité in Reverse: Mono‐Religious Democracies and the Issue of Religion in the Public Sphere.Nadia Urbinati - 2010 - Constellations 17 (1):4-21.
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    Introduction.David Johnston, Nadia Urbinati & Camila Vergara - 2020 - In David Johnston, Nadia Urbinati & Camila Vergara (eds.), Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict. University of Chicago Press. pp. 1-36.
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