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Democracy and the limits of self-government

Author: Adam Przeworski
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book analyzes the sources of widespread dissatisfaction with democracies around the world and identifies directions for feasible reforms"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Przeworski
ISBN: 9780521761031 0521761034 9780521140119 0521140110 9780511785672 0511785674 9780511786815 0511786816 9781107207974 1107207975
OCLC Number: 498417126
Description: xvi, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Self-government of the people --
A brief history of representative institutions --
Equality --
Choice and participation --
Agency --
Liberty --
Democracy as an implementation of self-government in our times.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy.
Responsibility: Adam Przeworski.
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