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On democracy

Author: Robert A Dahl
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A primer on democracy that clarifies what it is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Dahl
ISBN: 0300076274 9780300076271
OCLC Number: 38989866
Description: v, 217 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Do we really need a guide? --
Beginning --
Where and how did democracy develop? a brief history --
What lies ahead? --
Ideal democracy --
What is democracy? --
Why democracy? --
Why political equality I? Intrinsic equality --
Why political equality II? Civil competence --
Actual democracy --
What political institutions does large-scale democracy require? --
Varieties I: democracy on different scales --
Varieties II: constitutions --
Varieties III: parties and electoral systems --
Conditions favorable and unfavorable --
What underlying conditions favor democracy? --
Why market-capitalism favors democracy --
Why market-capitalism harms democracy --
Unfinished journey.
Responsibility: Robert A. Dahl.

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"A primer on democracy that clarifies what it is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future."--Jacket.

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