Democracy: A Reader
A Reader designed to provide students with a broad range of texts on Democracy from Classic Political Philosophy to the present day.
Arranged into four sections - 1. Traditional Affirmations of Democracy; 2. Key Concepts; 3. Critiques of Democracy; 4. Contemporary Issues - this Reader features key statements from a large number of writers including Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, Rousseau, Bentham, Wollstonecraft, Schumpeter, Berlin, Marx, Lenin, Phillips, Rawls, Walzer, Weber, Hayek, Habermas, Scruton, Barry, Giddens, and Mouffe.
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Written with the needs of the student in mind, a general introduction highlights the historical complexity of the subject and guides readers through the current areas of controversy. A comprehensive bibliography is structured to follow the major divisions of the text.
This is the only Reader easily available that covers the subject of Democracy in such a broad way. Its comprehensive nature and the editorial commentaries will make it an ideal text for students.