On Democracy

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Yale University Press, 2000 - 217 Seiten
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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?
1
Where and How Did Democracy Develop? A Brief History
7
What Lies Ahead?
26
What Is Democracy?
35
Why Democracy?
44
Why Political Equality I? Intrinsic Equality
62
Why Political Equality II? Civic Competence
69
What Political Institutions Does LargeScale Democracy Require?
83
Why MarketCapitalism Favors Democracy
166
Why MarketCapitalism Harms Democracy
173
The Unfinished Journey
180
On Electoral Systems
189
Political Accommodation in Culturally or Ethnically Divided Countries
192
On Counting Democratic Countries
196
Notes
201
Further Reading
209

Varieties I Democracy on Different Scales
100
Varieties II Constitutions
119
Varieties III Parties and Electoral Systems
130
What Underlying Conditions Favor Democracy?
145
Acknowledgments
213
Index
215
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