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BeschreibungIn praise of previous editions: "...brilliant introduction." - New Statesman and Society"From start to finish, Arblaster's book is stimulating and highly readable." - Times Higher Educational Supplement"...an ideal first book to place in the hands of a student embarking on the study of democracy." - Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics
- What is the meaning of democracy?
- Why has democracy provoked hostility in the past? Has the hostility entirely vanished?
- * How democratic are contemporary Western societies in reality and how might they be made more democratic?
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface and acknowledgements
Preface to the third edition
Part one: History
The invention of democracy
The re-emergence of democracy
Part two: Ideas
Government by the people
Majority rule and its problems
Equality and the general interest
Representation and 'direct' democracy
Consent, freedom and debate
PortraitAnthony Arblaster recently retired as Reader in Politics at the University of Sheffield, where he had taught since 1970. He was previously a journalist on the staff of Tribune. He is the author of The Rise and Decline of Wesern Liberalism and Viva la Liberta!, a study of politics in opera.
Untertitel: 'UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology'. 3 Rev ed. notes, bibliography, index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Open University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2002
Seitenanzahl: 144 Seiten