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Democracy against Domination

K. Sabeel Rahman


The modern economy poses a challenge to democratic ideals. Market forces and corporate power undermine the prospects for economic well-being, while seeming to exist beyond the capacities of ordinary citizens. Traditionally American politics has appealed to one of two approaches to governing the economy: a laissez-faire approach that relies on self-correcting markets, or a managerial approach that relies on neutral, insulated expert regulators. By contrast, this book argues for a more democratic approach to economic governance. First, the book identifies the moral challenge of the modern econom ... More

Keywords: democracy, domination, freedom, Progressive Era, New Deal, financial regulation, regulation, participatory democracy, Laissez-faire, managerialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190468538
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468538.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. Sabeel Rahman, author
Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School