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The history of democracy

or, Political progress, historically illustrated, from the earliest to the latest periods
  • 677 Pages
  • 0.57 MB
  • English
American Pub. Co. , Hartford
Democracy, Great Britain -- Politics and government, United States -- Politics and gover
Statementby Nahum Capen ... with portraits of distinguished men. Vol. I.
LC ClassificationsJC421 .C23
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 677 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16336179M
LC Control Number10004881

As much a linguistic and sociological exploration as it is a political history, Dunn's book questions why this word, democracy, has gone from a peculiar concept widely regarded as a failure to a term of ridicule and derision, then to its current status in all languages as an aspirational ideal.

Dunn departs ancient Greece for the enlightened Cited by: This book is an original blend of biography, art history, and military and commercial history, that follows the path of democracy and liberal society from Ancient /5(22).

Democracy is a system of government in which power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or through freely elected representatives. The term is derived from the Greek ‘demokratia,’ which was coined in the 5th century BCE to denote the political systems of.

Southern elites, Western libertarians and the conservative coalition Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater speaks in Fredonia, Ariz., on Nov. 2,at the close of his presidential campaign.

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville de Tocqueville, a young French diplomat, wrote this remarkable essay in two books based on his travels to the United States in the s.

He was a student of the consequences of the French revolution and had a very disdainful view of power for a diplomat — in particular the elite’s ability to eventually exploit the loopholes and take power back 4/5. “This absolutely splendid book is a triumph on every level.

A first-rate history of the United States, it is beautifully written, deeply researched, and filled with entertaining stories.

For anyone who wants to see our democracy flourish, this is the book to read.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals. DEMOCRACY IN ONE BOOK OR LESS Never wavering from the thesis introduced in his previous book, that “racism is a powerful collection of racist policies that lead to racial inequity and are substantiated by racist ideas,” the author posits a seemingly simple binary: “Antiracism is a powerful collection of antiracist policies that lead.

For the last twenty-five years, fostering democracy around the world has been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. Why is democracy so important today.

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Why should it hold such sway over the political speech of the modern world. In Democracy: A History, John Dunn - England's leading political theorist -- sets out to explain the extraordinary presence of democracy in today's world.

r/SimDemocracy was founded on 12th of February Where citizens can participate in a simulated democracy, by passing laws to change its nature. If you're new to the community, maybe check out our New User Guide first. “A remarkable book Democracy in Chains is a revelation, as politics and as history.” —Jacobin “Democracy in Chains should be read by every thinking person in the United States.

It is disturbing, revealing, and vitally important.” — It’s these vicissitudes of democracy, its twists and turns from antiquity to modernity, its radical transformations, that my book Democracy: A Life and its new () afterword seek to : Paul Cartledge. Winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for the National Book Award The Nation's "Most Valuable Book" “[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right.”—The Atlantic “This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains/5(6).

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pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Cloth | ISBN | $t | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors "Surveying the post-Enlightenment era, this incisive account shows that our concerns with "fake news" have a long history, and that democracy and truth have often pulled in opposite.

The book is a history of democracy as both idea and political practice, from ancient Athens to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

How have conceptions of self-governance changed over time. Plato's Republic Plato had a lot to do with our definition of democracy. His book The Republic, is a lengthy and sometimes difficult description of the ideal city and proposes a division of classes along lines of intelligence, and promotes the idea of a "philosopher-king," the wisest man in a state as the ruler.

Professor Nancy MacLean talked about her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, in which she examines the work of the late Nobel Prize.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gewehr, Wesley M. (Wesley Marsh), United States. New York, McGraw-Hill, (OCoLC)   Nancy MacLean's book stretches back to 19th century Vice President — and ardent secessionist — John C.

Calhoun to find the roots of modern libertarianism, which she calls a.

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Thant Myint-U’s new book offers a deeper understanding of the country’s history and of the trajectory of its de facto political leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

“Goliath” retells the history of the last century as the rise and fall of populism itself. (In Stoller’s view, populism means opposing monopoly and is synonymous with : Benjamin Waterhouse.

This text explores the idea that there was much democracy in human history. It establishes that democracy was developing in the Middle East, India and China before classical Athens, clung on during the 'Dark Ages', was often part of tribal life in Africa, North America and Australia and is developing today in unexpected ways.

This book explores the intriguing idea that there is much more democracy in human history than is generally acknowledged.

It establishes that democracy was developing across greater Asia before classical Athens, clung on during the 'Dark Ages', often formed part of indigenous governance and is developing today in unexpected ways.

The history of ideas, in fact, suggests the opposite: that truth, and the authority to determine it, has always been deeply contested, and that philosophers from ancient Greece onward have.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is committed to the goals of social democracy and the ideals of the labour movement. The th anniversary of the SPD on 23 May provides the occasion for the Academy for Social Democracy to look back on the history of social democracy in File Size: 2MB.

“In Democracy’s Defenders, history comes alive through the vivid, lived experience of U.S. diplomats who were both helping to shape and respond to transformative events. At a time when. The book provides a much-needed health warning against the notion that liberal democracy is a natural ally against racism.

By insisting that we should stop ‘hyping’ the far right and start challenging it, the book eloquently promotes a full-throttle anti-racism when we need it most.” – Des Freedman.

Winner of the Lillian Smith Book AwardWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book PrizeFinalist for the National Book AwardThe Nation's "Most Valuable Book"“[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right.”—The Atlantic “This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains.

frozen by the opposition between plain or "formal" democracy and "popular" democracy which was current until recently in world-wide multilateral circles. These times are past; democracy - now unqualified - seems to be the subject of broad consensus and its promotion is File Size: KB.

But since our history shows that democracy itself is fragile and contested, its meaning eternally fought over, self-satisfaction is as dangerous as it is foolish. And so, if we would make hope and history rhyme, we must force ourselves, with all of our might, to join in democracy’s arguments and help write the verse.

In Can Democracy Work? James Miller, the author of the classic history of s protest Democracy Is in the Streets, offers a lively, surprising, and urgent history of .While Empire of Democracy’s title might suggest the continents-spanning nature of the current moment’s quandaries, much of this goes unexplored.

The book offers a wide-ranging narrative of.

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(Last Updated On: Febru ) One of the last books I needed to read for Modern Mrs. Darcy challenge was a book that intimated me. Well, that book happened to be Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education* by John Dewey.

Over the winter break, I spent three days having an in-depth conversation with Mr. Dewey.