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The Resource Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski, (electronic resource)

Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski, (electronic resource)

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Democracy and the limits of self-government
Title
Democracy and the limits of self-government
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Adam Przeworski
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Democracy & the Limits of Self-Government
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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--
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Przeworski, Adam
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dictionaries
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  • Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy
  • Cambridge books online
Series volume
no. 9
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Representative government and representation
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Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511778490
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent.
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CR9780511778490
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1 online resource (218 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780521140119
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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(OCoLC)659283586
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Democracy and the limits of self-government, Adam Przeworski, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511778490
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
CR9780511778490
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (218 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521140119
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659283586

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