Real Democracy The New England Town Meeting and How It Works

ISBN-10: 0226077977

ISBN-13: 9780226077970

Edition: 2004

Authors: Frank M. Bryan

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Can ordinary people really gather together and make laws that are binding on themselves and their communities? Frank M. Bryan discusses this with particular reference to the New England town meeting which provides a model of such a pure form of democracy.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

Preface: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Democrat
Introduction: The Methodology of Starting from Scratch
Town Meeting: An American Conversation
Democracy as Public Presence: Walking the Bounds
Attendance: The Architecture of Governance
Attendance: The Context of Community
Democracy as Public Talk: Walking the Bounds
Democracy as Public Talk: Exploring the Contexts
The Question of Equality: Women's Presence
The Question of Equality: Women's Participation
If You Build It, Let Them Play
The Best Democracy, the Worst Democracy
Conclusion: A Lovers'
Quarrel Index
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