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Freedom rising : human empowerment and the quest for emancipation

Author: Christian Welzel
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Welzel
ISBN: 9781107034709 1107034701 9781107664838 1107664837
OCLC Number: 843955736
Awards: Winner of Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research 2014.
Winner of International Society of Political Psychology Alexander George Book Award 2014.
Description: xxix, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Understanding emancipative values: A theory of emancipation; Mapping differences; Multi-level drivers; Tracing change --
Emancipative values as a civic force: Intrinsic qualities; Benign individualism; Collective action --
Democratizing impulses of emancipative values: Entitling people; The rights revolution; The paradox of democracy --
Emancipative values in human civilization: The redirection of civilization; The sustainability challenge --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Human empowerment and the quest for emancipation
Responsibility: Christian Welzel, Leuphana University, Lüneberg, Germany.

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'Freedom Rising is a singularly impressive study of how social modernization can transform societies and their citizens. Welzel marshals data from the World Values Survey to support his human Read more...

 
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