The History of Democracy

Editor/Author Roper, Brian S.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Pluto Press

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ISBN: 978-0-74-533190-4
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

In this work, Brian Roper refreshes our understanding of democracy using a Marxist theoretical framework.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface and acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Origins: democracy in the ancient Greek world
  • Democracy suppressed: the Roman republic and empire
  • The early Middle Ages and the transition from feudalism to capitalism
  • The English Revolution and parliamentary democracy
  • The American Revolution and constitutional redefinition of democracy
  • The revolutionary revival of democracy in France
  • The revolutions of 1848–49
  • Capitalist expansion, globalisation and democratisation
  • The Marxist critique of capitalism and representative democracy
  • Precursors of socialist participatory democracy: the Paris Commune of 1871 and Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917
  • Bibliography