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Democracy and the limits of self-government

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Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Przeworski, Adam.
Title Statement
Democracy and the limits of self-government / Adam Przeworski.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Cambridge ;   New York :   Cambridge University Press,   2010.  
Physical Medium
xvi, 200 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Statement
Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy ;9
ISBN
9780521761031 9780521140119 (pbk.)
요약
"The book analyzes the sources of widespread dissatisfaction with democracies around the world and identifies directions for feasible reforms"--Provided by publisher.
Content Notes
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Self-government of the people; 3. A brief history of representative institutions; 4. Equality; 5. Choice and participation; 6. Agency; 7. Liberty; 8. Democracy as an implementation of self-government in our times.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Democracy -- History. Democracy -- Philosophy. Representative government and representation.
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245 1 0 ▼a Democracy and the limits of self-government / ▼c Adam Przeworski.
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300 ▼a xvi, 200 p. ; ▼c 23 cm.
490 1 ▼a Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy ; ▼v 9
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 8 ▼a Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Self-government of the people; 3. A brief history of representative institutions; 4. Equality; 5. Choice and participation; 6. Agency; 7. Liberty; 8. Democracy as an implementation of self-government in our times.
520 ▼a "The book analyzes the sources of widespread dissatisfaction with democracies around the world and identifies directions for feasible reforms"--Provided by publisher.
520 ▼a "The political institutions under which we live today evolved from a revolutionary idea that shook the world in the second part of the eighteenth century: that a people should govern itself. Yet if we judge contemporary democracies by the ideals of self-government, equality, and liberty, we find that democracy is not what it was dreamt to be. This book addresses central issues in democratic theory by analyzing the sources of widespread dissatisfaction with democracies around the world. With attention throughout to historical and cross-national variations, the focus is on the generic limits of democracy in promoting equality, effective participation, control of governments by citizens, and liberty. The conclusion is that although some of this dissatisfaction has good reasons, some is based on an erroneous understanding of how democracy functions. Hence, although the analysis identifies the limits of democracy, it also points to directions for feasible reforms"--Provided by publisher.
650 0 ▼a Democracy ▼x History.
650 0 ▼a Democracy ▼x Philosophy.
650 0 ▼a Representative government and representation.
830 0 ▼a Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy ; ▼v 9.
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Contents information

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Self-government of the people; 3. A brief history of representative institutions; 4. Equality; 5. Choice and participation; 6. Agency; 7. Liberty; 8. Democracy as an implementation of self-government in our times.


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