The Edinburgh companion to the history of democracy

2012, The Edinburgh companion to the history of democracy. Edited by Isakhan, Benjamin and Stockwell, Stephen, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Title The Edinburgh companion to the history of democracy
Editor(s) Isakhan, BenjaminORCID iD for Isakhan, Benjamin
Stockwell, Stephen
Publication date 2012
Total pages 557 p.
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Place of Publication Edinburgh, Scotland
Keyword(s) democracy
Summary Democracy has never been more popular. It is successfully practiced today in a myriad of different ways by people across virtually every cultural, religious or socio-economic context. The 45 original essays collected in this companion suggest that the global popularity of democracy derives in part from its breadth and depth in the common history of human civilization. It sets a benchmark as the first collection on the history of democracy to present lesser known examples, such as those of ancient China, medieval Islam, colonial Africa or today's Burma, alongside more familiar cases like Athens, the English Parliament, the French Revolution and Women's Suffrage.

Undersdtanding where democracy comes from, and where its greatest successes and most dismal failures lie, is central to democracy's project of inventing ways to address the need of people everywhere to live in peace and freedom and with a say in the decisions that affect their lives.
ISBN 0748640754
Language eng
Field of Research 160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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