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Author Watson, Patrick, 1929-

Title The struggle for democracy / Patrick Watson & Benjamin Barber
Edition Revised edition
Published Toronto : Key Porter Books, [2000]


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Description 232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents Democracy through the looking glass -- The birth of democracy -- Reborn in America -- Pathways to power -- The tyranny of the majority -- The rule of law -- Citizens -- The first freedom -- The price of democracy -- Under fire -- Wither democracy
Summary "Although the conflict and the blood shed in the name of democracy have given us some of our noblest moments, democracy itself remains one of the most flawed, confusing, threatened, and complex of human institutions. By examining the paradoxes and perplexities, this book provides a clear understanding of the nature of democracy, including the extraordinary idea of citizenship, the tremendous achievement of free speech, and the enormous power placed in the hands of ordinary men and women."--back cover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 211-223) and index
Subject Democracy -- History.
Political science.
Representative government and representation -- History.
Author Barber, Benjamin R., 1939-2017.
ISBN 1552631680 (paperback)