Overview

An essential resource for everyone interested in democratic ideas, practice and the quality of democratic governance, this new encyclopedia is global in scope and responds to the democratic revolution of recent decades. Containing some 200 in-depth, highly readable entries, it refers both to the long-established democracies of North America, Western Europe, and Australasia, and those more recently established in Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, and Asia. Selected entries include:

* agonism

* ...

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Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought

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Overview

An essential resource for everyone interested in democratic ideas, practice and the quality of democratic governance, this new encyclopedia is global in scope and responds to the democratic revolution of recent decades. Containing some 200 in-depth, highly readable entries, it refers both to the long-established democracies of North America, Western Europe, and Australasia, and those more recently established in Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, and Asia. Selected entries include:

* agonism

* coalitions

* consensus democracy

* democratic origins

* economic requirements for democracy

* electoral systems

* hegemony

* hybrid systems

* indicators of democracy

* judiciary

* liberalism

* market forces

* mortgaged democracies

* parliamentary models

* party systems

* pluralism

* polyarchy

* presidentialism

* public opinion

* referendums

* republicanism

* separatism

* social democracy

* sovereignty

* statelessness

* welfare

* and more.

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Editorial Reviews

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'I can see this encyclopedia performing a fine role in the life of any good quality teaching and research library.' - Forum, December 2001
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136908637
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 768
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Foweraker is Professor of Government and Director of the Centre for Mexican Studies at the University of Essex. He has written comparative accounts of social movements, citizenship rights and democracy, in addition to monographs on grassroots politics and democratic change in Brazil, Spain and Mexico. Currently he is working on a global analysis of democratic performance. Paul Barry Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. He has written extensively on the relationship of the individual to the modern state, the concept of political autonomy and the changing nature of citizenship in modern democracies.

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Table of Contents

Entries include:
civil service,corruption,decentralization,electoral campaigning,empowerment,federalism,gendered democracy,globalization,gridlock,hybrid systems,imperialism,judicial review,liberalism,media,parliamentary models,party systems,political culture,populism,presidentialism,privatization,public opinion, referendums, republicanism,revolutions,security,social democracy,sovereignty,statelessness,trade unions,Westminster model.

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