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When democracy makes sense

When democracy makes sense

studies in the democratic potential of Third World popular movements

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Published by AKUT, Working Group for the Study of Development Strategies, Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries
    • Subjects:
    • Democracy -- Developing countries -- Congresses.,
    • Developing countries -- Politics and government -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Lars Rudebeck.
      SeriesAkut series, Akut.
      ContributionsRudebeck, Lars, 1936-, Uppsala universitet. Working Group for the Study of Development Strategies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJF60 .W44 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 399 p. ;
      Number of Pages399
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1490253M
      ISBN 109150609289
      LC Control Number93162141
      OCLC/WorldCa27093890

      Harvey: It still makes sense. Um, we say that, uh, Tocqueville’s book is the best book on democracy still and also the best book on America. And the reason why they go together is that he found.   In Democracy in China, Hong Kong-based philosopher Jiwei Ci argues that China is in dire need of political democracy, and that introducing it is Author: Martin Witte.

        As part of our popular #BookClub series, Timothy Wild reviews the autobiography of Guy Scott, Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and of Africa’s most engaging political figures, Scott made headlines when he became the first white politician to lead an African state under majority rule, serving as Acting President for 90 days following the untimely death of Michael. To the many in the world with no concept of political order without direct central control, democracy's bottom-up logic makes no sense. The claims of western democracy boosters seem as magical as the market's "Invisible Hand" (Adam Smith) or the "Mystery of Capital" (Hernando de Soto).

      In an unqualified sense, the citizen is one who shares in holding office and making decisions. This type of citizen in the unqualified sense really only exists in a democracy. In general, one can say that whoever is entitled to participate in an office even if he actually does not do so is a citizen. Chapter 2.   Daniel Bell explains the ‘China model’: meritocracy at the top, experimentation in the middle, and democracy at the bottom. As Bell puts it, it makes sense for people to vote for Author: Mark Chou.


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[Lars Rudebeck; Uppsala universitet. Working. Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in – advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen g in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government.

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In The Senses of Democracy, Francine R. Masiello traces a history of perceptions expressed in literature, the visual arts, politics, and history from the start of the nineteenth century to the present day.A wide transnational landscape frames the book along with an original and provocative thesis: when the discourse on democracy is altered—when nations fall into crisis or the increased.

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Every effort has been taken to translate the unique features of the printed book into the HTML medium. How Democracy Makes the Habitual Relations of. This book offers a detailed account of the way that social democracy today makes sense of capitalism.

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