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The Resource Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski

Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski

Label
Democracy and the limits of self-government
Title
Democracy and the limits of self-government
Statement of responsibility
Adam Przeworski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The political institutions under which we live today evolved from a revolutionary idea that shook the world in the second part of the eighteenth century: that a people should govern itself. Yet if we judge contemporary democracies by the ideals of self-government, equality, and liberty, we find that democracy is not what it was dreamt to be. This book addresses central issues in democratic theory by analyzing the sources of widespread dissatisfaction with democracies around the world. With attention throughout to historical and cross-national variations, the focus is on the generic limits of democracy in promoting equality, effective participation, control of governments by citizens, and liberty. The conclusion is that although some of this dissatisfaction has good reasons, some is based on an erroneous understanding of how democracy functions. Hence, although the analysis identifies the limits of democracy, it also points to directions for feasible reforms"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Przeworski, Adam
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:389785/one
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 1. Introduction; 2.
  • Self-government of the people; 3. A
  • brief history of representative institutions; 4.
  • Equality; 5.
  • Choice and participation; 6.
  • Agency; 7.
  • Liberty; 8.
  • Democracy as an implementation of self-government in our times
Control code
FIEb16192114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780521140119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • UkOxUb17269980
  • (OCoLC)498417126
Label
Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:389785/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 1. Introduction; 2.
  • Self-government of the people; 3. A
  • brief history of representative institutions; 4.
  • Equality; 5.
  • Choice and participation; 6.
  • Agency; 7.
  • Liberty; 8.
  • Democracy as an implementation of self-government in our times
Control code
FIEb16192114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780521140119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • UkOxUb17269980
  • (OCoLC)498417126

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