Democracy

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Democracy looks at the most widely adopted system of government for nation states-and asks how this system can now be applied to the global community in an effort to solve global problems.

This series provides the reader with a deeper understanding of the world and how it runs. The theory and practice of major government systems is explored, from the basic principles of each system, to its history, key thinkers, leaders, and ...

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Overview

Democracy looks at the most widely adopted system of government for nation states-and asks how this system can now be applied to the global community in an effort to solve global problems.

This series provides the reader with a deeper understanding of the world and how it runs. The theory and practice of major government systems is explored, from the basic principles of each system, to its history, key thinkers, leaders, and movements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432902339
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Political and Economic Systems Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Turning Points     4
An Idea in Waiting     6
Representative Democracy     14
Constitutions and the Franchise     18
Voting     24
The Crucial Ingredients     30
Fertile Soil, Stony Ground     34
Strengths and Weaknesses     42
Beyond the Nation-State     47
So, What Is Democracy?     52
Timeline     56
Further Information     58
Some Key People in the History of Democracy     59
Glossary     61
Index     63
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