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The decline and rise of democracy : a global history from antiquity to today

Author: David Stasavage
Publisher: Princeton, NJ. : Princeton University Press, [2020] © 2020
Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stasavage
ISBN: 9780691177465 0691177465 9780691201955 0691201951
OCLC Number: 1125969950
Description: xii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origins of democratic rule --
Early democracy was widespread --
Weak states inherited democracy --
When technology undermined democracy --
The development of representation in Europe --
China as the bureaucratic alternative --
How democracy disappeared in the Islamic world --
Democracy and economic development over the long run --
Why England was different --
Democracy-and slavery-in America --
The spread of modern democracy --
The ongoing democratic experiment.
Series Title: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: David Stasavage.


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