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Models of democracy

Author: David Held
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition combines lucid exposition and clarity of expression with careful scholarship and originality, making it highly attractive both to students and to experts in the field.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Held
ISBN: 9780745631479 0745631479 9780745631462 0745631460
OCLC Number: 61260183
Description: 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Classical democracy : Athens --
2. Republicanism : liberty, self-government and the active citizen --
3. The development of liberal democracy : for and against the state --
4. Direct democracy and the end of politics --
5. Competitive elitism and the technocratic vision --
6. Pluralism, corporate capitalism and the state --
7. From postwar stability to political crisis : the polarization of political ideals --
8. Democracy after Soviet communism --
9. Deliberative democracy and the defence of the public realm --
10. Democratic autonomy --
11. Democracy, the nation-state and the global system.
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