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Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0335209696

ISBN-13: 9780335209699

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Anthony Arblaster

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Anthony Arblaster first examines the history of democracy and the fierce opposition it has often provoked. He situates the core of the idea of democracy in the notion of popular power. In the second part of the book he explores the meaning of democracy and the problems it has engendered.
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056

Anthony Arblaster recently retired as Reader in Politics at the University of Sheffield, where he had taught since 1970. He was previously a journalist on the staff of Tribune. He is the author of The Rise and Decline of Wesern Liberalism and Viva la Liberta!, a study of politics in opera.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction: Defining Democracy
History
The Invention of Democracy
The Re-emergence of Democracy
Popular Politics
Ideas
Government by the People
Majority Rule and its Problems
Equality and the General Interest
Representation and 'Direct' Democracy
Consent, Freedom and Debate
Conclusion: Creating Democracy
Notes
Bibliography
Index