• Shmuel Lederman


This chapter discusses the relative neglect of Arendt’s advocacy of participatory democracy in the form of a citizen council system in the scholarly literature. Only a few studies have been dedicated to this theme in Arendt, as most commenters dismiss her support for what she called “the council system” as unrealistic or ignore it completely. Even scholars, who do take it seriously, have for the most part failed to analyze the important connections between Arendt’s support for participatory democracy and other major themes in her political theory—connections which this study seeks to establish.

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  • Shmuel Lederman
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  1. 1.The Weiss-Livnat International Center for Holocaust Research and EducationThe University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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