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Democracy for Beginners

Democracy for Beginners

by Robert Cavalier, Reuben Negr?n, Robert J. Cavalier, Reuben Negrón
     
 

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With all the talk about “democracy” these days, it’s surprising how little time is spent concentrating on the concept of democracy itself, its history and justification as a form of political governance. Democracy For Beginners looks at democracy’s rich evolution in its varied forms, and at some of the challenges democracies face

Overview

With all the talk about “democracy” these days, it’s surprising how little time is spent concentrating on the concept of democracy itself, its history and justification as a form of political governance. Democracy For Beginners looks at democracy’s rich evolution in its varied forms, and at some of the challenges democracies face today.

Beginning with the rise of democracy in fifth-century Athens and ending with an exploration of what the future might hold – for example the notion of “e-democracy”– Democracy For Beginners is an important resource for understanding the foundation on which our country stands. Readers will become familiar with ideas advanced by democracy’s advocates and architects, and by its critics, from Plato to contemporary social choice theoreticians.

Democracy For Beginners is the perfect introduction to the United States of America's founding principles. 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's light yet informative. Charming, really. And it tweaks the reader's interest... Of all its good features — it makes democracy a more living concept." — Nancy L. Thomas, Director, The Democracy Imperative

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934389362
Publisher:
For Beginners
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Series:
For Beginners
Pages:
115
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Cavalier received his BA from New York University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University. In 1987 he joined the staff at Carnegie Mellon's Center for Design of Educational Computing, where he became Executive Director in 1991. Dr. Cavalier was Director of CMU's Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy from 2005-2007. He is currently co-Director of Southwestern Pennsylvania Program for Deliberative Democracy.

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