Democracy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622753577
  • ISBN-13: 9781622753574
  • DDC: 321.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The concept of democracy is far from new, but this comprehensive volume addresses some of the volatile questions that continue to puzzle even the best of us. Readers will get a survey of the development of this form of government, dating back to its invention in ancient Athens and continuing to the present, following its development with the changing times. Thoughtful questions provoke discussion about its pros and cons, its strengths and weaknesses, and how, even after all these years, this method of governing could be even more effective in the future.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Determining Democracy.
2: Democratic Beginnings in Classical Greece.
3: Rome’s Republic.
4: The Theory of Democracy.
5: Toward Representative Democracy: Europe to the 19th Century.
6: 19th-Century Developments in the United States.
7: Old Questions But Fresh Answers.
8: Election.
9: Two-Party System.
10: The Spread of Democracy in the 20th Century and Beyond.
11: 20th-Century Theories of Democracy.
12: Aristotle’s “Ideal Democracy”.
13: Democracy’s Problems and Challenges.