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Can democracy work? : a short history of a radical idea, from ancient Athens to our world, James Miller

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Can democracy work? : a short history of a radical idea, from ancient Athens to our world
Title
Can democracy work?
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a short history of a radical idea, from ancient Athens to our world
Statement of responsibility
James Miller
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Language
eng
Summary
Today, democracy is the world's only broadly accepted political system, and yet it has become synonymous with disappointment and crisis. How did it come to this? In Can Democracy Work? James Miller, the author of the classic history of 1960s protest Democracy Is in the Streets, offers a lively, surprising, and urgent history of the democratic idea from its first stirrings to the present. As he shows, democracy has always been rife with inner tensions. The ancient Greeks preferred to choose leaders by lottery and regarded elections as inherently corrupt and undemocratic. The French revolutionaries sought to incarnate the popular will, but many of them came to see the people as the enemy. And in the United States, the franchise would be extended to some even as it was taken from others. Amid the wars and revolutions of the twentieth century, communists, liberals, and nationalists all sought to claim the ideals of democracy for themselves--even as they manifestly failed to realize them
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DLC
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1947-
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Miller, Jim
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.M617 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
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Can democracy work? : a short history of a radical idea, from ancient Athens to our world, James Miller
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019944586
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 306 pages
Isbn
9780374137649
Lccn
2018002536
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780374137649
  • (OCoLC)1019944586
Label
Can democracy work? : a short history of a radical idea, from ancient Athens to our world, James Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019944586
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 306 pages
Isbn
9780374137649
Lccn
2018002536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374137649
  • (OCoLC)1019944586

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