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Unfit for DemocracyThe Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics$
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Stephen E. Gottlieb

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780814732427

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814732427.001.0001

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Rules of Democracy

Rules of Democracy

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(p.111) 5 Rules of Democracy
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Unfit for Democracy
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Stephen E. Gottlieb

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814732427.003.0005

Without adherence to due process, democracies are vulnerable to intimidation. Democracies break down when outcomes are controlled by gerrymandering, denial of voting rights, and other requirements of republican government. The morality of democratic government depends on inclusion of all of the people in the democratic process. Those are powerful predictors as well as protections for the survival of democracy.

Keywords:   due process, gerrymandering, inclusion, intimidation, morality of democratic government, predictors, republican government, voting rights

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