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The Resource Demopolis : democracy before liberalism in theory and practice, Josiah Ober

Demopolis : democracy before liberalism in theory and practice, Josiah Ober

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Demopolis : democracy before liberalism in theory and practice
Title
Demopolis
Title remainder
democracy before liberalism in theory and practice
Statement of responsibility
Josiah Ober
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What did democracy mean before liberalism? What are the consequences for our lives today? Combining history with political theory, this book restores the core meaning of democracy as collective and limited self-government by citizens. That, rather than majority tyranny, is what democracy meant in ancient Athens, before liberalism. Participatory self-government is the basis of political practice in 'Demopolis', a hypothetical modern state powerfully imagined by award-winning historian and political scientist Josiah Ober. Demopolis' residents aim to establish a secure, prosperous, and non-tyrannical community, where citizens govern as a collective, both directly and through representatives, and willingly assume the costs of self-government because doing so benefits them, both as a group and individually. Basic democracy, as exemplified in real Athens and imagined Demopolis, can provide a stable foundation for a liberal state. It also offers a possible way forward for religious societies seeking a realistic alternative to autocracy
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UkCbUP
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Ober, Josiah
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.O18 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Seeley lectures
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
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Demopolis : democracy before liberalism in theory and practice, Josiah Ober
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
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: List of figures and tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on the text; 1. Basic democracy; 2. The meaning of democracy in classical Athens; 3. Founding Demopolis; 4. Legitimacy and civic education; 5. Human capacities and civic participation; 6. Civic dignity and other necessary conditions; 7. Delegation and expertise; 8. A theory of democracy; Epilogue. Democracy after liberalism; Bibliography; Index
Control code
CR9781108226790
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316510360
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Demopolis : democracy before liberalism in theory and practice, Josiah Ober
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
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: List of figures and tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on the text; 1. Basic democracy; 2. The meaning of democracy in classical Athens; 3. Founding Demopolis; 4. Legitimacy and civic education; 5. Human capacities and civic participation; 6. Civic dignity and other necessary conditions; 7. Delegation and expertise; 8. A theory of democracy; Epilogue. Democracy after liberalism; Bibliography; Index
Control code
CR9781108226790
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316510360
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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