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Democracy : A Very Short Introduction - Bernard Crick


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 10th October 2002
ISBN: 9780192802507
Number Of Pages: 144

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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.

List of illustrations
Introductionp. 1
The word and the deedp. 7
The place from where we startedp. 14
Republicanism and democracyp. 32
Comme disait M. de Tocquevillep. 58
Democracy and populismp. 69
The conditions of modern democracyp. 91
Democratic citizenshipp. 104
Further readingp. 121
Indexp. 127
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ISBN: 9780192802507
ISBN-10: 019280250X
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 10th October 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.3  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.14

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