The Institutional Configuration of Deweyan Democracy
William H. Simon
Columbia University - Law School; Stanford University - Stanford Law School
October 6, 2011
Contemporary Pragmatism, Vol. 9, No. 2 (December 2012), 5-34
Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-286
Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1957332
After more than two decades of effort to recover and adapt John Dewey’s thought for a reformed liberal politics, the institutional implications of his ideas remain elusive. This essay argues that a distinctive set of modern business practices and an incipient public policy architecture embody key precepts of Dewey’s political theory. The practices and architecture have developed independently of Dewey’s ideas, but they elaborate the ideas implicitly, and they are illuminated by them.
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Date posted: November 9, 2011 ; Last revised: December 3, 2015
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