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Understanding democracy : a hip pocket guide

Author: John J Patrick; JusticeLearning.org.; Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains the core concepts of democracy.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Patrick; JusticeLearning.org.; Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.
ISBN: 0195311973 9780195311976
OCLC Number: 64510833
Notes: "Published in association with JusticeLearning.org."
"A project of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands."
Description: 112 pages ; 16 cm
Contents: An introduction to Democracy --
Accountability --
Authority --
Citizen --
Citizenship --
Civic education --
Civil society --
Common good --
Constitution --
Constitutionalism --
Democracy, representative and constitutional --
Diversity --
Elections --
Equality --
Federalism --
Government, constitutional and limited --
Independent media --
Judical independence --
Judicial review --
Justice --
Liberalsim --
Liberty --
Majority rule and minority rights --
Market economy --
Parlimentary system --
Participation --
Pluralism --
Political party --
Popular sovereignty --
Presidential system --
Republic --
Republicanism --
Rights --
Rule of law --
Separation of powers --
Social democracy --
State --
Unitary state --
Virtue, civic.
Responsibility: John J. Patrick.
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This handy pocket guide explains the core concepts of democracy in a clear A-Z format. Though these core concepts may be practiced differently in various countries, every genuine democracy is based  Read more...

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