Models of Democracy

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Polity, 10.7.2006 - 338 sivua
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The first two editions of Models of Democracy have provenimmensely popular among students and specialists worldwide. In asuccinct and far-reaching analysis, David Held provides anintroduction to central accounts of democracy from classical Greeceto the present and a critical discussion of what democracy shouldmean today.


This new edition has been extensively revised and updated totake account of significant transformations in world politics, anda new chapter has been added on deliberative democracy whichfocuses not only on how citizen participation can be increased inpolitics, but also on how that participation can become moreinformed.


Like its predecessor, the third edition of Models ofDemocracy combines lucid exposition and clarity of expressionwith careful scholarship and originality, making it highlyattractive to students and experts in the field. The third editionwill prove essential reading for all those interested in politics,political theory and political philosophy.

A companion website to Models of Democracy provideslecturer and student resources; including a study guide, aninterview with the author and links to develop the reader'sunderstanding of the topics covered.

 

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I found this a hard, but worthwhile read. David Held writes well, but this is clearly designed as a text for an educational course and there were stages at which I would have welcomed a co-reader with ... Lue koko arvostelu

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This book about models of democracy is itself a model of clarity. The author presents about a dozen historical and contemporary models and strives to articulate the justification principle and the ... Lue koko arvostelu

Sisältö

Athens
11
Liberty SelfGovernment and the Active Citizen
29
For and Against the State
56
Direct Democracy and the End of Politics
96
Competitive Elitism and the Technocratic Vision
125
Pluralism Corporate Capitalism and the State
158
The Polarization of Political Ideals
185
Democracy after Soviet Communism
217
Deliberative Democracy and the Defence of the Public Realm
231
Democratic Autonomy
259
Democracy the NationState and the Global System
290
Bibliography
313
Index
328
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David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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