On Democracy

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Yale University Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 217 pages
In this accessible and authoritative book, one of the most prominent political theorists of the time provides a primer on democracy that clarifies what democracy is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future.

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Brief summary of democratic theory. Differences between the ideal and what we get in reality. In Dahl's view, no government in the world has lived up to the Platonic ideal of Democracy, but some have ... Read full review


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An edifying if uninspiring primer on the theory and practice of democracy. During the last half of the 20th century democracy has emerged triumphant as a political system, its rivals having ... Read full review

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