Yale University Press, 2000 - 217 Seiten
In this accessible and authoritative book, one of the most prominent political theorists of the time provides a primer on democracy that clarifies what democracy is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
Brief summary of democratic theory. Differences between the ideal and what we get in reality. In Dahl's view, no government in the world has lived up to the Platonic ideal of Democracy, but some have ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
ON DEMOCRACYNutzerbericht - Kirkus
An edifying if uninspiring primer on the theory and practice of democracy. During the last half of the 20th century democracy has emerged triumphant as a political system, its rivals having ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Do We Really Need a Guide?
Where and How Did Democracy Develop? A Brief History
What Lies Ahead?
What Is Democracy?
Why Political Equality I? Intrinsic Equality
Why Political Equality II? Civic Competence
What Political Institutions Does LargeScale Democracy Require?
Why MarketCapitalism Favors Democracy
Why MarketCapitalism Harms Democracy
The Unfinished Journey
On Electoral Systems
Political Accommodation in Culturally or Ethnically Divided Countries
On Counting Democratic Countries