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Democracy : the unfinished journey, 508 BC to AD 1993

Author: John Dunn
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two and a half thousand years ago the small Greek city state of Athens invented a new form of political regime. Today the name of that form of regime is the only credible basis on which to claim regular and lasting political authority across the entire world. This book explains how a casual practical solution to local Greek political difficulties so very long ago has come to stand virtually unchallenged as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Democracy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)608785574
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Dunn
ISBN: 0198273789 9780198273783 0198279345 9780198279341
OCLC Number: 25548427
Description: xii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Creation and development of democratic institutions in ancient Greece / Simon Hornblower --
Ancient Greek political theory as a response to democracy / Cynthia Farrar --
Democracy, philosophy, and science in ancient Greece / G.E.R. Lloyd --
The Italian city-republics / Quentin Skinner --
The levellers / David Wootton --
Democracy and the American Revolution / Gordon S. Wood --
Democracy and the French Revolution / Biancamaria Fontana --
Democracy since the French Revolution / Charles S. Maier --
The Marxist-Leninist detour / Neil Harding --
India's democratic career / Sunil Khilnani --
Losing the faith: feminism and democracy / Susan Mendus --
1989 in Eastern Europe: constitutional representative government as a 'return to normality'? / Neal Ascherson --
Conclusion / John Dunn.
Responsibility: edited by John Dunn.
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