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Title Democracy : a reader / edited by Ricardo Blaug and John Schwarzmantel
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
©2016

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Description xxiv, 607 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Part One. Traditional affirmations of democracy -- Part Two. Key concepts -- Part Three. Critiques of democracy -- Part Four. Contemporary issues
Summary "Democracy is an essential collection of source texts by major historical figures on the value of democracy, key concepts and practices, theoretical perspectives, and contemporary challenges. The volume includes reflections on democracy by Machiavelli, Hobbes, Madison, Mill, Lincoln, and Paine. It features Rousseau and Kant on freedom and autonomy; Locke on equality; Burke and Bakunin on representation; Wollheim and Tocqueville on majority rule; and Crick on citizenship. Conservative, Marxist, socialist, and feminist critiques are followed by new sections on the market, civil society, participation, the Internet, nationalism, religion, multiculturalism, cosmopolitan democracy, and violence. Perfect for course use, the book provides an unparalleled introduction to standard articulations of democracy and its multiple manifestations in our interconnected, conflict-ridden world"--Provided by publisher
Notes "First published in the UK by Edinburgh University Press"--Page following title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Democracy.
Author Blaug, Ricardo, editor
Schwarzmantel, J. J. (John J.), 1947- editor
LC no. 2016932012
ISBN 9780231174138 (paperback)
0231174136 (paperback)
0231174128
9780231174121