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Kiadó: Oxford University Press
Sorozat: Very Short Introductions
Kategóriák: Történelem, Politika
A lively and accessible guide to the history, doctrine, and practices of democracy
Challenges the view that democracy is a single, overriding imperative
Stresses the importance but also the dangers of unmodified and unrestrained democracy
Unravels the startlingly contrasting ways in which 'democracy' has been interpreted in different times and places
Covers the main controversies about such issues as who should have a right to vote, by looking at key case studies
Bernard Crick is one of the best known and most respected academics in politics
Known also for his journalism and as principal author of the 'Crick Report' on the teaching of citizenship and politics in schools
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.
Readership: Those studying: politics, history, law, geography or those and the general reader interesed in the history and practice of democracy past and present.