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Democracy : a very short introduction

Author: Bernard Crick
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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This is a short history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crick, Bernard, 1929-2008.
Democracy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002728400
(OCoLC)52040492
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Crick
ISBN: 9780191539114 0191539112 1281769746 9781281769749 9780191775574 0191775576
OCLC Number: 312572309
Description: 1 online resource (130 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; List of illustrations; Introduction; 1 The word and the deed; 2 The place from where we started; 3 Republicanism and democracy; 4 Comme disait M. de Tocqueville; 5 Democracy and populism; 6 The conditions of modern democracy; 7 Democratic citizenship; Further reading; Index.
Responsibility: Bernard Crick.

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This is a short history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, 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.

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