A Very Short Introduction:Democracy – Bernard Crick

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No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Nearly every regime today claims to be democratic, but not all 'democracies' allow free politics, and free politics existed long before democratic franchises.

  • A lively and accessible guide to the history, doctrine, and practices of democracy
  • Challenges the view that democracy is a single, overriding imperative
  • Stresses the importance but also the dangers of unmodified and unrestrained democracy
  • Unravels the startlingly contrasting ways in which 'democracy' has been interpreted in different times and places
  • Covers the main controversies about such issues as who should have a right to vote, by looking at key case studies
  • Bernard Crick is one of the best known and most respected academics in politics
  • Known also for his journalism and as principal author of the 'Crick Report' on the teaching of citizenship and politics in schools
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Pages 144
Publication Date 2002
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780192802507
Binding Paperback
Author Bernard Crick
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