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Democracy: A Very Short Introduction
     

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

by Bernard Crick
 

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ISBN-10: 019280250X

ISBN-13: 9780192802507

Pub. Date: 01/16/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Nearly every regime today claims to be democratic, but not all "democracies" allow free politics, and free politics existed long before democratic franchises.
This book is a short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome

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No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Nearly every regime today claims to be democratic, but not all "democracies" allow free politics, and free politics existed long before democratic franchises.
This book is a short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome through the American, French, and Russian revolutions, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world. It argues that democracy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for good government, and that ideas of the rule of law, and of human rights, should in some situations limit democratic claims.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802507
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/16/2003
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
313,519
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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