The Democracy Sourcebook

The Democracy Sourcebook

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262042178
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/15/2003
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Dahl, a leading authority on democracy, is the author of many books, including A Preface to Democracy, Democracy and Its Critics, and How Democratic Is the American Constitution? He is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University.

Ian Shapiro is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Yale University.

José Antonio Cheibub is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

What People are Saying About This

Michael Walzer

The Democracy Sourcebook brings together the classical texts on democratic politics with the best examples of contemporary scholarly argument and analysis. The modern texts are not yet classics, though some of them will be, and their inclusion here definitely gives them a leg up. For students who want to understand democracy and for students who see themselves as democratic citizens and activists, this is a superb collection.

Joshua Cohen

If you want to learn about democracy, The Democracy Sourcebook is the place to start. Dahl, Shapiro, and Cheibub have collected the best readings, both historical and contemporary, on what democracy is, how it works, and why it is important. This book will be the standard reference work on the subject.

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The Democracy Sourcebook brings together the classical texts on democratic politics with the best examples of contemporary scholarly argument and analysis. The modern texts are not yet classics, though some of them will be, and their inclusion here definitely gives them a leg up. For students who want to understand democracy and for students who see themselves as democratic citizens and activists, this is a superb collection.

Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

From the Publisher

If you want to learn about democracy, The Democracy Sourcebook is the place to start. Dahl, Shapiro, and Cheibub have collected the best readings, both historical and contemporary, on what democracy is, how it works, and why it is important. This book will be the standard reference work on the subject.

Joshua Cohen, Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of the Humanities and Head of the Department of Political Science, MIT

The Democracy Sourcebook is a magisterial collection of classic and contemporary readings, carefully chosen and edited, that gives readers direct access to some of the most important texts in the development of democratic thought.

Thomas F. Remington, Emory University

The Democracy Sourcebook brings together the classical texts on democratic politics with the best examples of contemporary scholarly argument and analysis. The modern texts are not yet classics, though some of them will be, and their inclusion here definitely gives them a leg up. For students who want to understand democracy and for students who see themselves as democratic citizens and activists, this is a superb collection.

Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

Thomas F. Remington

The Democracy Sourcebook is a magisterial collection of classic and contemporary readings, carefully chosen and edited, that gives readers direct access to some of the most important texts in the development of democratic thought.

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