The last half of the 20th century has been an era of democratic triumph. The main anti-democratic 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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Review: On DemocracyUser Review - Marti Martinson - Goodreads
Yes, MK Elmo, this is the one you gave me LAST year! Sorry.....At only 199 pages of text, the book is, as reviewers here and on the cover have noted, concise, accessible, understandable, general, and ... Read full review
Review: On DemocracyUser Review - Konstantinos Chatzigeorgiou - Goodreads
A good, if not short, recap of democratic theory. Robert A. Dahl is a prominent political scientist and this is very evident throughout his books so stay away if your interests lie in radical ... Read full review
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