Yale University Press, 2000 - 217 Seiten
The last half of the twentieth century has been an era of democratic triumph. The main antidemocratic regimes - communist, fascist, Nazi - have disappeared, and new democracies are emerging vigorously or tentatively throughout the world. In this book, one of the most prominent political theorists of our time provides a primer on democracy that clarifies what it is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future.
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Do We Really Need a Guide?
Where and How Did Democracy Develop? A Brief History
What Lies Ahead?
What Is Democracy?
Why Political Equality I? Intrinsic Equality
Why Political Equality II? Civic Competence
What Political Institutions Does LargeScale Democracy Require?
Why MarketCapitalism Favors Democracy
Why MarketCapitalism Harms Democracy
The Unfinished Journey
On Electoral Systems
Political Accommodation in Culturally or Ethnically Divided Countries
On Counting Democratic Countries
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