Toward a Democratic Civilization for the Twenty-First Century
Democracy is increasingly seen as the reality characterizing human civilization. In forging a new democratic world for the twenty-first century, a new science of politics is necessary—one that draws on human capacities to craft the rules of self-governance through reflection and choice. Indeed, human beings possess the potential to improve their well-being by devising rules governing their association with each other. Drawing upon mutual understandings, these rules shape behavior in situations where individuals can jointly realize opportunities to improve their well-being.
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