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Democracy as the political empowerment of the people : the betrayal of an ideal

Democracy as the political empowerment of the people : the betrayal of an ideal

Author: Majid Behrouzi
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Majid Behrouzi
ISBN: 9780739118108 0739118102
OCLC Number: 939930121
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: x, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: The Idea of Democracy in Pre-Liberal and Non-Liberal Societies Chapter 3 The "Original" Idea of Democracy Chapter 4 Macpherson and the Idea of Democracy as a "Class Affair" Chapter 5 Rousseau and the Idea of the Sovereignty of the "General Will" Chapter 6 The "Marxian Idea of Democracy": The Ideal and the Real Chapter 7 Bolshevism and the Idea of "Proletarian Democracy" Chapter 8 Concluding Remarks to Part I Part 9 Part II: The Case of the Liberal State and Liberal Democracy Chapter 10 Liberalism and the Rise of the Liberal State Chapter 11 The Liberal State and the Idea of Representative Government Chapter 12 The Rise of the Liberal-Democratic State Chapter 13 Schumpeter and the Liberal-Democratic Conception of Democracy Chapter 14 Justifying Representative Government Chapter 15 Concluding Remarks to Part II Part 16 Part III: The Case of the Late Liberal-Democracy Chapter 17 The Late Liberal-Democratic State: Crisis of Representative Democracy Chapter 18 Theories of Participatory Democracy Chapter 19 Theories of Deliberative Democracy Chapter 20 Concluding Remarks to Part III Chapter 21 Conclusion
Responsibility: Majid Behrouzi.


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A richly comprehensive and commanding treatment of the many theories of democracy, of much value to students and scholars alike. -- Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism and God and His Read more...

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