Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction


No political suggestion is extra used, and misused, than that of democracy. approximately each regime this day claims to be democratic, yet no longer all "democracies" let unfastened politics, and loose politics existed lengthy sooner than democratic franchises.
This e-book is a brief account of the historical past of the doctrine and perform of democracy, from historical Greece and Rome in the course of the American, French, and Russian revolutions, and of the usages and practices linked to it within the sleek international. It argues that democracy is an important yet no longer a enough situation for strong govt, and that principles of the guideline of legislations, and of human rights, should still in a few occasions restrict democratic claims.

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