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Evolutionary basic democracy : a critical overture

Author: Jean-Paul Romeo Gagnon
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Theories, concepts and practices of democracy.; Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The concept of democracy is fraught with ambiguity. There are none who know what democracy means, where it came from or indeed where it is going despite it being the system of governance that is most widely heralded for its modernity and promotion of equality. For example, the theory and principles that underpin democracy are unimaginably complicated while its institutions across time and space are contradictory.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Paul Romeo Gagnon
ISBN: 9781137338655 1137338652
OCLC Number: 839315835
Description: xii, 98 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : A New Analytic Tool --
The Subalterns and Unknowns of Democracy --
Arguments for Evolutionary Democracy --
Arguments against Evolutionary Democracy --
Schrödinger's Democracy --
Notes.
Series Title: Theories, concepts and practices of democracy.; Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Jean-Paul Gagnon.
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No one in this world truly understands what democracy means. We operate democracy only through best guesses. This uncertainty has caused, and continues to cause, significant political troubles. This  Read more...

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