Titolo: The People's Government: An Introduction to ...
Casa editrice: Cambridge University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: Used
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Examines the strengths and weaknesses of democracy, in multiple forms, in multiple locations. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_1107619556
Riassunto: The People's Government is premised on the idea that democracy is based on two fundamental rights: freedom and liberty. Many believe these rights are synonymous, but they are actually complementary opposites. Liberty is the right to be left alone, while freedom is the right to participate in a political community. How people view democracy depends on which of these two rights they think is more important. Liberal democrats place a higher value on liberty, while free democrats see freedom as the primary right. From this starting point, the author adds five dimensions to define and distinguish democratic societies: rights, participation and representation, inclusion, equality, and power. Liberal democracies emphasize individualism, negative rights, representative government, inclusive citizenship, equal opportunity, and limited government. Free democracies stress community, positive rights, direct participation, exclusive citizenship, equal outcomes, and robust government. The book examines the most important arguments for and against democracy, and explores the life cycle of democracies - how countries democratize, mature, and fail. Finally, the author uses the five dimensions established earlier to evaluate and grade American democracy.
Descrizione del libro: This book encourages readers to think about democracy in a systematic and critical way. The author draws on examples from many countries to give a broad comparative understanding of how democracy works - or does not work - in the United States and other countries. Readers will come away with a greater understanding of democracy's strengths and weaknesses and will gain a new appreciation for the rich variety of forms that democracy can take.
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