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Democracy in Practice - Helena Catt

Democracy in Practice

Paperback Published: 4th February 1999
ISBN: 9780415168403
Number Of Pages: 176

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"Democracy in Practice" is unique in clearly describing and analyzing all three existing models of democracy: participatory democracy; referenda and initiatives; and representative or liberal democracy. Using numerous real life examples from all over the world, Helena Catt explores how each is used in practice and discusses the main problems with each model. She also examines the strengths and weaknesses of the main voting systems, the relative merits of the three models of democracy, and how the level of democratic control can be increased in the future. The challenge for democracy in the 21st century is not how democracy is achieved but which decisions are taken democratically and which group of people participate.

List of tablesp. vi
Introductionp. 1
What do we mean by democracy?p. 4
How can a group make collective decisions?p. 19
Participatory democracyp. 39
Initiatives and referendumsp. 57
Representationp. 77
Elected bodiesp. 96
Assessing the practice of democracyp. 116
What future for democracy?p. 135
Glossaryp. 153
Bibliographyp. 155
Internet sourcesp. 160
Indexp. 162
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ISBN: 9780415168403
ISBN-10: 0415168406
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 4th February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.65  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1