All That Matters: Democracy

Editor/Author Beller, Steven
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Single-User Purchase Price: $14.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-1-44-417887-6
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This short book, of about 25,000 words, spells out the basic characteristics of modern-day democracy, its origins, its history, its current practice and problems, and its potential future.

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Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction: Why should we care about democracy?
  • 2 What do we mean by ‘democracy’?
  • 3 Where did democracy come from? Forms of government
  • 4 Where else did democracy come from? The rule of law, the state and civil society
  • 5 Where has democracy got to lately? Community and diversity
  • 6 How does democracy work?
  • 7 How democratic are our democracies?
  • 8 Can democracy work beyond the nation-state?
  • 9 Is there a future for democracy?
  • 10 Conclusion: Why we should care about democracy
  • 100 Ideas
  • Acknowledgements