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Democracy : government of the people or government of the politicians?

Author: José Nun
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003.
Series: Critical currents in Latin American perspective.; Serie Breves (Fondo de Cultura Económica (Mexico))
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In this accessible and engaging book, JosZ Nun provides a comprehensive analysis of the theory and practice of democracy from ancient Greece to contemporary Latin America. The author's authoritative historical and comparative discussion of democracy is combined with his own evaluation of the conditions and possibilities for the development of genuinely democratic societies in our time throughout the world. All  Read more...
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Nun, José.
Democracy.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003
(DLC) 2003004209
(OCoLC)51764385
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: José Nun
ISBN: 0585479771 9780585479774
OCLC Number: 657195981
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 151 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Family resemblances --
Athens and Sparta --
Schumpeter and the politicians --
The pluralist theories --
The declaration of 1948 --
Capitalism and democracy : a first approach --
The Keynesian alchemy --
Marshall and the citizens --
From Schumpeter to Marshall --
The experience in the developed capitalist countries --
European transitions to democracy --
Capitalism and democracy : a second approach --
Legitimacy, moral autonomy, and preferences --
From the thirty glorious years to the great recession --
Welfare states in transition --
The problematic of social exclusion --
The Latin American case --
An unhappy balance --
An idea and its concrete manifestations --
Conditional democracy --
Deceiving resemblances.
Series Title: Critical currents in Latin American perspective.; Serie Breves (Fondo de Cultura Económica (Mexico))
Other Titles: Democracia.
Responsibility: José Nun.

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