The Principles of Representative Government
The thesis of this original and provocative book is that representative government should be understood as a combination of democratic and undemocratic elements. Challenging the conventionally held views on the subject, Professor Manin reminds us that while today representative institutions and democracy appear as virtually indistinguishable, when representative government was first established in Europe and America, it was designed in opposition to democracy proper. The author identifies the essential features of democratic institutions and reviews the history of their application.
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Review: The Principles of Representative GovernmentUser Review - Colm Gillis - Goodreads
An excellent book that is highly enjoyable and one which will become a standard reference in political studies. Brillinatly researched. The book was a bit academic and there was not a whole lot of insight which would justified a 5-star rating. Read full review