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Freedom rising : human empowerment and the contemporary quest for emancipation

Author: Christian Welzel
Publisher: New York [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013.
Series: World values surveys books from Campridge University Press
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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"This book presents a comprehensive theory of why human freedom gave way to increasing oppression since the invention of states - and why this trend began to reverse itself more recently, leading to a rapid expansion of universal freedoms and democracy. Drawing on a massive body of evidence, the author tests various explanations of the rise of freedom, providing convincing support of a well-reasoned theory of  Read more...
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Named Person: Social values.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Welzel
ISBN: 9781107034709 1107034701 9781107664838 1107664837
OCLC Number: 891603026
Awards: Winner of Alexander L. George Award for Best Book in Political Psychology, International Society for Political Psychology 2014
Winner of Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research, European Consortium for Political Research 2014
Description: XXIX, 441 S. : graph. Darst.
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Understanding Emancipative Values: 1. A theory of emancipation; 2. Mapping differences; 3. Multi-level drivers; 4. Tracing change; Part II. Emancipative Values as a Civic Force: 5. Intrinsic wellbeing; 6. Benign individualism; 7. Collective action; Part III. Democratizing Impulses of Emancipative Values: 8. Entitling people; 9. The rights revolution; 10. The paradox of democracy; Part IV. Emancipative Values in Human Civilization: 11. The redirection of civilization; 12. The sustainability challenge; Conclusion.
Series Title: World values surveys books from Campridge University Press
Responsibility: Christian Welzel.
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