conventional view

A futile fight. No escape from democratic legitimacy

Questioning democratic legitimacy is not new in the political philosophy literature (cf. Rosanvallon et al., 2011 or Valentini, 2012), nor is the proposal of alternative mechanisms. One of the most recent examples of these is that of Stemplowska and Swift in Dethroning Democratic Legitimacy (Stemplowska et al., 2018:3-27).