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A short history of democracy

Alan F. Hattersley

A short history of democracy

by Alan F. Hattersley

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliography and index.

Statementby Alan F. Hattersley.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 274p. ;
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17427225M

  These are not in order of preference, but will provide you with a good understanding of the history of democracy: * Bernard Crick, A Very Short Introduction to Democracy (Oxford, ). This provides a short but accessible discussion of the origin. A democracy is a political system, or a system of decision-making within an institution or organization or a country, in which all members have an equal share of power. Modern democracies are characterized by two capabilities that differentiate them fundamentally from earlier forms of government: the capacity to intervene in their own societies and the recognition of their sovereignty by an.

  This is the launch of our book forum for Sophia Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth: A Short History (University of Pennsylvania Press ). Populist and “post-truth” politics have a long pedigree. Pamphlets published on London’s Grub Street or in Andrew Jackson’s America prove that the art of daily outrage predates social media. A picture book story written especially to explain the concept of democracy to young children (well suited to KS1). A class of school children get a new pet hamster but cannot decide what to call it. As the children all have different ideas, the teacher decides to hold a class vote and the pupils discover first hand how democracy works in action.

From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in by Gene Sharp (), a professor of political science at the University of book has been published in many countries worldwide and translated into more Author: Gene Sharp. The book is a history of democracy as both idea and political practice, from ancient Athens to the Occupy Wall Street movement. How have conceptions of self-governance changed over time?


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