The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy
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Author: Josiah Ober,Naomi J. Norman,Mark C. Carnes,Mark Christopher Carnes
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0393938875
Release: 2015
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in western history.

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy
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Author: Josiah Ober,Mark C. Carnes
Pages: 118
ISBN: 0393937321
Release: 2014-03-31
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Part of the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in the human experience.

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy
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Author: Mark C. Carnes,Josiah Ober
Pages: 118
ISBN: 0321333039
Release: 2004-11
Editor: Longman

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Innovative and engaging, The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. explores the intellectual dynamics of democracy by recreating the historical context that shaped its evolution. Part of the “Reacting to the Past” series, this text consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in particular moments of intellectual and social ferment. Issues of the time are sorted out by a polity fractured into radical and moderate democrats, oligarchs, and Socratics, among others.

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy
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Author: Mark Christopher Carnes,Josiah Ober
Pages: 121
ISBN: 0536753822
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

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Democracy in Classical Athens

Democracy in Classical Athens
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Author: Christopher Carey
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781474286374
Release: 2017-01-12
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For two centuries classical Athens enjoyed almost uninterrupted democratic government. This was not a parliamentary democracy of the modern sort but a direct democracy in which all citizens were free to participate in the business of government. Throughout this period Athens was the cultural centre of Greece and one of the major Greek powers. This book traces the development and operation of the political system and explores its underlying principles. Christopher Carey assesses the ancient sources of the history of Athenian democracy and evaluates criticisms of the system, ancient and modern. He also provides a virtual tour of the political cityscape of ancient Athens, describing the main political sites and structures, including the theatre. With a new chapter covering religion in the democratic city, this second edition benefits from updates throughout that incorporate the latest research and recent archaeological findings in Athens. A clearer structure and layout make the book more accessible to students, as do extra images and maps along with a timeline of key events.

Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy
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Author: John Thorley
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781134364596
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Routledge

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The fifth century BC witnessed not only the emergence of one of the first democracies, but also the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars. John Thorley provides a concise analysis of the development and operation of Athenian democracy against this backdrop. Taking into account both primary source material and the work of modern historians, Athenian Democracy examines: * the prelude to democracy * how the democractic system emerged * how this system worked in practice * the efficiency of this system of government * the success of Athenian democracy. Including a useful chronology and blibliography, this second edition has been updated to take into account recent research.

The Family as the Threshhold of Democracy

The Family as the Threshhold of Democracy
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Author: United States. Children's Bureau
Pages: 12
ISBN: OCLC:43684579
Release: 1940
Editor: Unknown

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The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy

The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy
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Author: Demetra Kasimis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781107052437
Release: 2018-07-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Argues that immigration politics is a central - but overlooked - object of inquiry in the democratic thought of classical Athens. Thinkers criticized democracy's strategic investments in nativism, the shifting boundaries of citizenship, and the precarious membership that a blood-based order effects for those eligible and ineligible to claim it.

Revolutionary Multiculturalism

Revolutionary Multiculturalism
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Author: Peter Mclaren
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780429977220
Release: 2018-02-12
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This work by one of North America's leading educational theorists and cultural critics culminates a decade of social analyses that focuses on the political economy of schooling, Paulo Freire and literacy education, hip-hop culture, and multicultural education. Peter McLaren also examines the work of Baudrillard as well as Bourdieu's reflexive sociology.Always in McLaren's work is a profound understanding of the relationship among advanced capitalism, the politics of knowledge, and the formation of identity. One of the central themes of this volume is the relationship between the political and the pedagogical for educators, activists, artists, and other cultural workers. McLaren argues that the central project ahead in the struggle for social justice is not so much the politics of diversity as the global decentering and dismantling of whiteness. This volume also contains an interview with the author.

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East

Islam and Democracy in the Middle East
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Author: Larry Jay Diamond,Marc F. Plattner,Daniel Brumberg
Pages: 322
ISBN: UOM:39015059957475
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Thirty articles reprinted from issues of the Journal of Democracy investigate why the Middle East is the only region of the world to have been largely untouched by the third wave of global democratizations since 1974. Political scientists, most from or working in western countries, look at such aspects as the decline of pluralism in Mubarak's Egypt, Iran's remarkable election, and the sources of enlightened Muslim thought. Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Prospects of Democracy

Prospects of Democracy
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Author: Tatu Vanhanen
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781134762279
Release: 2002-11-01
Editor: Routledge

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This book provides the most extensive comparative survey of the state and conditions of democracy ever made. It focuses on 172 contemporary states, with historical data on the measures of democracy and on explanatory variables extending back to the 1850s. It presents a comprehensive exploration of democratization, its successes and failures, making predictions on the prospects for democracy for single countries and for seven regions of the world. As well as presenting empirical analyses of democratization on the basis of Vanhanens's resource distribution theory of democratization and making predictions on the prospects, the book includes contributions from five commentators, Mitchell A. Seligson on Latin America, Samuel Decalo and John W. Forje on Africa, John Henderson on Oceania and Ilter Turan on why some of the countires that pass Vanhanen's democratic threshold cannot in fact be seen as democracies. The volume also includes an introductory chapter which examines and compares other theoretical interpretations of democratization. Prospects for Democracy will be essential reading for all serious students of comparative politics and democracy.

Democracy Without Shortcuts

Democracy Without Shortcuts
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Author: Cristina Lafont
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780198848189
Release: 2020-01-12
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

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This book articulates a participatory conception of deliberative democracy that takes the democratic ideal of self-government seriously. It aims to improve citizens' democratic control and vindicate the value of citizens' participation against conceptions that threaten to undermine it. The book critically analyzes deep pluralist, epistocratic, and lottocratic conceptions of democracy. Their defenders propose various institutional ''shortcuts'' to help solve problems of democratic governance such as overcoming disagreements, citizens' political ignorance, or poor-quality deliberation. However, all these shortcut proposals require citizens to blindly defer to actors over whose decisions they cannot exercise control. Implementing such proposals would therefore undermine democracy. Moreover, it seems naive to assume that a community can reach better outcomes 'faster' if it bypasses the beliefs and attitudes of its citizens. Unfortunately, there are no 'shortcuts' to make a community better than its members. The only road to better outcomes is the long, participatory road that is taken when citizens forge a collective will by changing one another's hearts and minds. However difficult the process of justifying political decisions to one another may be, skipping it cannot get us any closer to the democratic ideal. Starting from this conviction, the book defends a conception of democracy ''without shortcuts''. This conception sheds new light on long-standing debates about the proper scope of public reason, the role of religion in politics, and the democratic legitimacy of judicial review. It also proposes new ways to unleash the democratic potential of institutional innovations such as deliberative minipublics.

At the Threshold of Liberty

At the Threshold of Liberty
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Author: Tamika Y. Nunley
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781469662237
Release: 2021-01-29
Editor: UNC Press Books

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The capital city of a nation founded on the premise of liberty, nineteenth-century Washington, D.C., was both an entrepot of urban slavery and the target of abolitionist ferment. The growing slave trade and the enactment of Black codes placed the city's Black women within the rigid confines of a social hierarchy ordered by race and gender. At the Threshold of Liberty reveals how these women--enslaved, fugitive, and free--imagined new identities and lives beyond the oppressive restrictions intended to prevent them from ever experiencing liberty, self-respect, and power. Consulting newspapers, government documents, letters, abolitionist records, legislation, and memoirs, Tamika Y. Nunley traces how Black women navigated social and legal proscriptions to develop their own ideas about liberty as they escaped from slavery, initiated freedom suits, created entrepreneurial economies, pursued education, and participated in political work. In telling these stories, Nunley places Black women at the vanguard of the history of Washington, D.C., and the momentous transformations of nineteenth-century America.

Development Democracy and Welfare States

Development  Democracy  and Welfare States
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Author: Stephan Haggard,Robert R. Kaufman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780691214153
Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Princeton University Press

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This is the first book to compare the distinctive welfare states of Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe. Stephan Haggard and Robert Kaufman trace the historical origins of social policy in these regions to crucial political changes in the mid-twentieth century, and show how the legacies of these early choices are influencing welfare reform following democratization and globalization. After World War II, communist regimes in Eastern Europe adopted wide-ranging socialist entitlements while conservative dictatorships in East Asia sharply limited social security but invested in education. In Latin America, where welfare systems were instituted earlier, unequal social-security systems favored formal sector workers and the middle class. Haggard and Kaufman compare the different welfare paths of the countries in these regions following democratization and the move toward more open economies. Although these transformations generated pressure to reform existing welfare systems, economic performance and welfare legacies exerted a more profound influence. The authors show how exclusionary welfare systems and economic crisis in Latin America created incentives to adopt liberal social-policy reforms, while social entitlements from the communist era limited the scope of liberal reforms in the new democracies of Eastern Europe. In East Asia, high growth and permissive fiscal conditions provided opportunities to broaden social entitlements in the new democracies. This book highlights the importance of placing the contemporary effects of democratization and globalization into a broader historical context.

Egypt

Egypt
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Author: Michael Field
Pages: 24
ISBN: OCLC:914660244
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown

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Political Discourse in Emergent Fragile and Failed Democracies

Political Discourse in Emergent  Fragile  and Failed Democracies
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Author: Orwenjo, Daniel Ochieng
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9781522500827
Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: IGI Global

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Any system of government is comprised of several dimensions of functionality, which must all work in congruence. When any part of the system is dysfunctional, the government’s stability becomes fractured and societal problems can arise. Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies examines the effects of unstable democratic systems of government in modern society, providing an imperative analysis on political communications from such nations. Highlighting real-world examples on the constraints seen in malfunctioning or emerging governments, this book is a pivotal reference source for policy makers, researchers, academicians, and upper-level students interested in politics and governance.

Threshold of War

Threshold of War
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Author: Waldo Heinrichs
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780199879045
Release: 1990-03-01
Editor: Oxford University Press

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As the first comprehensive treatment of the American entry into World War II to appear in over thirty-five years, Waldo Heinrichs' volume places American policy in a global context, covering both the European and Asian diplomatic and military scenes, with Roosevelt at the center. Telling a tale of ever-broadening conflict, this vivid narrative weaves back and forth from the battlefields in the Soviet Union, to the intense policy debates within Roosevelt's administration, to the sinking of the battleship Bismarck, to the precarious and delicate negotiations with Japan. Refuting the popular portrayal of Roosevelt as a vacillating, impulsive man who displayed no organizational skills in his decision-making during this period, Heinrichs presents him as a leader who acted with extreme caution and deliberation, who always kept his options open, and who, once Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union stalled in July, 1941, acted rapidly and with great determination. This masterful account of a key moment in American history captures the tension faced by Roosevelt, Churchill, Stimson, Hull, and numerous others as they struggled to shape American policy in the climactic nine months before Pearl Harbor.

The Future of Freedom Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad Revised Edition

The Future of Freedom  Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad  Revised Edition
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Author: Fareed Zakaria
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0393069397
Release: 2007-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

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“A work of tremendous originality and insight. ... Makes you see the world differently.”—Washington Post Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom ?is a modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, examining how democracy has changed our politics, economies, and social relations. Prescient in laying out the distinction between democracy and liberty, the book contains a new afterword on the United States's occupation of Iraq and a wide-ranging update of the book's themes.

Beyond Slacktivism

Beyond Slacktivism
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Author: James Dennis
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9783030008444
Release: 2018-10-24
Editor: Springer

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Beyond Slacktivism examines how routine social media use shapes political participation. Many commentators have argued that activism has been compromised by “slacktivism,” a pejorative term that refers to supposedly inauthentic, low-threshold forms of engagement online. Dennis argues that this critique has an overly narrow focus. He offers a novel theoretical framework—the continuum of participation—to help illuminate how and why citizens use social networking sites to consume news, discuss civic matters, and engage in politics. This idea is explored in two interrelated settings. Firstly, in an activist context, through an ethnography of the campaigning organisation 38 Degrees. Secondly, within day-to-day life, by combining evidence of behaviour online with reflective diaries. Drawing on this rich data on individual-level attitudes and behaviours, Dennis challenges slacktivism as a judgement on contemporary political action. Beyond Slacktivism provides an account of how the seemingly mundane everyday use of social media can be beneficial to democracy.

The politics of civil society Second edition

The politics of civil society  Second edition
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Author: Powell, Fred
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781447307143
Release: 2013-04-24
Editor: Policy Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the second, revised edition of this indispensable book, the author looks behind 'the mirror of power' to discover the reality of civil society - or 'Big Society', as it has become known.