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The Resource Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski

Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski

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Democracy and the limits of self-government
Title
Democracy and the limits of self-government
Statement of responsibility
Adam Przeworski
Title variation
Democracy & the Limits of Self-Government
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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UkCbUP
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Przeworski, Adam.
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC421
LC item number
.P795 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
CR9780511778490
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521761031
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
CR9780511778490
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521761031
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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