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Author Sabloff, Paula L. W.

Title Does everyone want democracy? : insights from Mongolia / Paula L.W. Sabloff
Published Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, Inc., 2013
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Contents Democracy means independence and freedom -- Democracy means human rights -- Democracy brings political freedom -- Democracy brings economic freedom -- A democratic government is responsible to its citizens -- Citizens' rights or civic duty: citizens' relationship to democratic governance -- Conclusion: shared experiences, shared ideas
Summary Do all people desire democracy? For at least a century, the idea that democracy is a universal good has been an article of faith for American policy makers. Paula Sabloff challenges this conventional wisdom about who wants democracy and why. Arguing that certain universal human aspirations exist, she shows how local realities are highly particularistic and explains that culture, history, and values are critical to the study of political systems. Her fascinating study of Mongolia-feudal until it became the first country to follow Russia into communism and now struggling with post-socialist
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Democracy -- Mongolia -- Public opinion.
Mongols -- Attitudes.
Political culture -- Mongolia -- 21st century.
Mongolia -- Politics and government -- 1992-
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012049078
ISBN 1598745670 (electronic bk.)
1611327199 (consumer ebook)
9781598745672 (electronic bk.)
9781611327199 (consumer ebook)