Green, Jeffrey Edward.

The Eyes of the People : Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship - Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2010. - 1 online resource (295 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; 1. Ocular Democracy; 2. The Citizen as Spectator; 3. Overcoming the Vocal Model of Popular Power; 4. The Concept of Plebiscitary Democracy: Past, Present, and Future; 5. Max Weber's Reinvention of Popular Power and Its Uneasy Legacy; 6. Putting Candor First: Plebiscitarianism and the Politics of Candor; 7. Popular Power in Sight; Notes; Bibliography; Index

For centuries it has been assumed that democracy must refer to the empowerment of the People's voice. In this pioneering book, Jeffrey Edward Green makes the case for considering the People as an ocular entity rather than a vocal one. Green argues that it is both possible and desirable to understand democracy in terms of what the People gets to see instead of the traditional focus on what it gets to say. The Eyes of the People examines democracy from the perspective of everyday citizens in their everyday lives. While it is customary to understand the citizen as a decision-maker, in fact most c

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Collective behavior -- Political aspects.
Political participation.
Representative government and representation.

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