FRANCESCO GALGANO

Fifty Percent Plus One

A History of the Majority Principle

The strength of numbers, in politics as in markets, is an acknowledged source of power. And, if need be, it can also be enough to conquer power. This is the majority principle: the might of the largest number in politics and of the greatest amount of capital in economics. This book outlines the origins and the historical development of this principle, in both political and economic institutions. But it also inevitably tracks the evolution of the opposing principle, qualitative in nature instead of quantitative, based on meritocracy and not democracy. The book also discusses the current strength of these conflicting historical forces and the possible outcomes of the struggle between them.

Francesco Galgano teaches in the Faculty of Law at the University of Bologna, is a member of Italian Academy of Science and holds honorary degrees in economics (awarded by the University of Genoa) and law (awarded by the Universities of Seville, Lima, Cordoba, and Rosario).

Prefazione
1. La maggioranza degli antichi
2. Maggioranza nella società civile
3. La maggioranza dei moderni
4. La maggioranza come soggetto
5. La maggioranza come oggetto
6. La deliberazione a maggioranza
7. Il declino della maggioranza
Postfazione
Indice dei nomi

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book € 22,00
cover price € 14,99
e-book € 12,74
Formato:  Kindle , ePub
series "Saggi"
pp. 280, 978-88-15-12016-8
publication year 2008

See also

copertina Tecnica dell'interpretazione giuridica
copertina Diritto societario comparato
copertina La giustizia civile
copertina Introduzione allo studio del diritto costituzionale