Elements of Democracy: The Fundamental Principles, Concepts, Social Foundations, and Processes of Democracy

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Center for Civic Education, 2007 - Democracy - 138 pages
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Contents

Justice
62
Justice
65
Justice
69
Law
73
Law
76
Social Foundations and Arrangements
79
Democracy and Civil Society
82
Social Foundations and Arrangements
85

Democracy and Equality
18
The Common Good
20
Majority RuleMinority Rights
23
Democracy and Human Rights
26
Democracy and Representation
29
The Vocabulary of Politics The Meaning of Common Terms
32
Democracy and Citizenship
35
Democratic Citizenship
36
Democracy and Responsibility
38
The Rights and Responsibilities of Democratic Citizens
41
The Roles of the Citizen in a Democracy
43
Democracy and Civic Participation
46
The Fundamental Ideas Characteristics and Social Foundations of a Free Society
49
Liberty and the Protection of Fundamental Rights
50
Liberty and the Protection of Fundamental Rights
53
Liberty and the Protection of Fundamental Rights
57
Liberty and the Protection of Fundamental Rights
59
Social Foundations and Arrangements
88
Democratic Government
93
The Three Principal Functions of Government
94
Forms of Democratic Government
97
Federalism
101
Judicial Systems
103
Democratic Transparency and Accountability
106
The Political Processes of Democracy
109
Political Parties
110
Interest Groups
113
Communications Media and the Democratic Process
116
Public Opinion
119
Elections and Voting
122
Conclusion
125
References
127
Index
133
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