The Resource The life and death of democracy, John Keane

The life and death of democracy, John Keane

Label
The life and death of democracy
Title
The life and death of democracy
Statement of responsibility
John Keane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Keane's The Life and Death of Democracy will inspire and shock its readers. Presenting the first grand history of democracy for well over a century, it poses along the way some tough and timely questions: can we really be sure that democracy had its origins in ancient Greece? How did democratic ideals and institutions come to have the shape they do today? Given all the recent fanfare about democracy promotion, why are many people now gripped by the feeling that a bad moon is rising over all the world's democracies? Do they indeed have a future? Or is perhaps democracy fated to melt away, along with our polar ice caps? [...] Stylishly written, this superb book confronts its readers with an entirely fresh and irreverent look at the past, present and future of democracy [...] It tracks the changing, hotly disputed meanings of democracy and describes quite a few of the extraordinary characters, many of them long forgotten, who dedicated their lives to building or defending democracy." -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keane, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JC421
LC item number
.K37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • World politics
  • Democracy
  • World politics
Label
The life and death of democracy, John Keane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Assembly democracy. Athens ; West by east -- Representative democracy. On representative government ; The American century ; Caudillo democracy ; The European graveyard -- Monitory democracy. Under the Banyan tree ; Sea changes ; Memories from the future ; Why democracy ; New democratic rules
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 958 p.
Isbn
9780743231923
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009010112
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)286488039
  • (OCoLC)ocn286488039
Label
The life and death of democracy, John Keane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Assembly democracy. Athens ; West by east -- Representative democracy. On representative government ; The American century ; Caudillo democracy ; The European graveyard -- Monitory democracy. Under the Banyan tree ; Sea changes ; Memories from the future ; Why democracy ; New democratic rules
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 958 p.
Isbn
9780743231923
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009010112
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)286488039
  • (OCoLC)ocn286488039

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