Democracy: A Reader

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Ricardo Blaug, John J. Schwarzmantel
Columbia University Press, 2000 - 571 pages

At a time when democracy appears to be universally acclaimed as the only acceptable form of government, it is all the more necessary to be clear about what democracy means. Democracy: A Reader provides a range of pivotal statements on this important topic from supporters and defenders as well as critics and skeptics.

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Contents

Democracy Triumph or Crisis?
1
Introduction
21
Thomas Paine The Rights of Man
84
Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address
91
Introduction
100
This May Be True in Theory but
104
Introduction
120
JeanJacques Rousseau The Social Contract
126
Kenneth J Arrow
342
Brian Barry Political Participation as Rational
348
Introduction
360
Milton Friedman Capitalism and Freedom
367
David Beetham
373
Nationalism
382
Two Concepts of the Nation
390
Introduction
396

R H Tawney Equality
132
Introduction
144
Edmund Burke Speech at the Conclusion
150
Hannah Fenichel Pitkin
157
Iris Marion Young
165
PierreJoseph Proudhon
172
Introduction
206
W H Sewell Jr Le CitoyenLa Citoyenne
214
Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman
220
Introduction
232
Karl Marx The Civil War in France
240
R Miliband Marxism and Politics
248
Introduction
260
Edmund Burke
269
Benito Mussolini The Doctrine of Fascism
278
Capitalism Socialism and Democracy
294
Introduction
300
Diana Coole Women in Political Theory
313
Sheila Rowbotham Feminism and Democracy
321
Introduction
336
Iris Marion Young
407
Introduction
418
Bhikhu Parekh The Cultural Particularity
424
J Silverstein The Idea of Freedom in Burma
430
Introduction
440
Benjamin R Barber Strong Democracy
447
Michael Walzer
458
Participation and Democratic Theory
469
Introduction
476
Robert D Putnam Bowling Alone
483
Introduction
492
B Manin On Legitimacy and Political
501
Introduction
524
Barbara Epstein
530
John Stewart
542
Barry N Hague and Brian D Loader
551
Bibliography
558
Index
565
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Ricardo Blaug is senior lecturer in politics at the University of Leeds. John Schwarzmantel is senior lecturer in politics and director of the M.A. program in democratic studies at the University of Leeds.

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