My hypothesis is that if we understand well Last Database what the crisis of representation consists of, as something intrinsic and insurmountable in modern democracy, we will also better understand what is at stake in the mass public conversation that seems to arouse so much Last Database concern. My suspicion is that the crisis of representation required (due to a drive to close a constitutive wound, a false closure, perhaps) the appearance of something similar to that Last Database mass public conversation that digital technology made hatch.
The beautiful totality in crisis But what does the reformulation of the Last Database crisis of representation as the essence of representative democracy consist of? What does the distinction between ancient and modern democracy crystallized in classical liberal political theory have to do with it? A brief and superficial historical review of the way in which the device of representative democracy was conceived in the liberal tradition can be useful when answering these Last Database questions. As its most lucid critics (Carl Schmitt among them) correctly pointed out, liberalism is a political ideology that is against it, reactive; It is not born from a positive proposal for the foundation of society, but from the contrast Last Database with inherited powers and the attempt to qualify or corrode them, always with the protection of individual freedom as a goal.
Its most obvious discursive or theoretical Last Database adversary, if only because of its historical concomitance, was the absolutist monarchy of the 17th century .. It is probable that the doctrine of John Locke –which promoted a mixed Constitution to undermine the absolute Last Database power of the monarchs and to force them to “divide” (corrode) their sovereignty with parliaments– was the first great crystalline liberal political theoretical approach of history But, in Last Database addition to the absolutist power of medieval roots, there is another fundamental theoretical interlocutor/adversary for the construction of liberal political theory: