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Contemporary Democracies

Participation, Stability, and Violence
  • 294 Pages
  • 2.33 MB
  • English
Harvard University Press
POLITICS & GOVERNMENT, Politics/International Relations, History - General History, Political Science, General, Political Ideologies - Democracy, Political Science / General, Comparative government, Demo
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7692281M
ISBN 100674166876
ISBN 139780674166875

The book will stand as a major work in comparative politics.”―Jorge I. Domínguez “This judicious methodological approach, the wide substantive scope, and the wealth of empirical findings clearly make Powell’s book one of the most important contributions to comparative democratic politics in recent years.”―Arend LijphartCited by: Nov 03,  · A truly exceptional book.

The focus is 29 democracies. The book explores a number of issues, including the impact of a state's party system on politics. One fascinating finding: presidential systems, like the United States, tend to be associated with greater instability and violence as compared to parliamentary systems.4/5.

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More than a century has passed since his masterly description and appreciation of the American Commonwealth Reviews: 1. Why do some democracies succeed while others fail. In seeking an answer to this classic problem, G. Bingham Powell, Jr., examines the record of voter participation, government stability, and violence in 29 democracies during the s and s.

The core of the book and its most distinguishing feature is the treatment of the role of political parties in mobilizing citizens and containing violence. Contemporary Democracies book democracy, by Carl L. Becker [Carl Lotus Becker] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying Carl Lotus Becker.

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It is published in Based on his own political experience and investigation conclusionsAuthor: James Bryce. Page - of the former, a new Constitution was created inwhich turned what had been a League of States into Contemporary Democracies book Federal State, modelled in many respects upon the lines of the United States Constitution.

This frame of national government was, after long debates, further amended inand it is by the Constitution of that year (altered‎.

Democracy faces substantial challenges as we move into the 21st Century. The West faces malaise; multi-level governance structures pose democratic challenges; and the path of democratization rarely runs smoothly. This series examines democracy across the full range of these contemporary.

How Democracies Die is a lucid and essential guide to what can happen here.”—The New York Times “If you want to understand what’s happening to our country, the book you really need to read is How Democracies Die.”—Paul Krugman “Fair warning: reading.

The best books on Saving Capitalism and Democracy, recommended by Robert Reich It’s not the first period in history that American society has suffered from a crisis of inequality. Former labour secretary, Robert Reich, recommends books to help us understand the response of previous generations to the same kinds of challenges we now face.

Police Abuse in Contemporary Democracies. Editors: Bonner, M.D., Seri, G., Kubal, M.R., It is, this volume argues, a structural and conceptual dimension of extant democracies. The book draws our attention to how including the study of policing into our analyses strengthens our understanding of democracy, including the persistence of hybrid.

Philip, King of Macedon, was wont to boast that he could take any city into which he could drive an ass laden with gold.

Many statesmen from Philip's time down to our own have spoken to the like effect. So long as private property exists, there will be rich men ready to corrupt, and other men, rich as well as poor, ready to he corrupted, for "the love of money is the root of all evil.". Books shelved as contemporary-politics: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass M.

The original essays in Problems Confronting Contemporary Democracies investigate these and other questions, which Alfred Stepan addressed in his pioneering work as one of the most prominent comparative political scientists of the past four decades.

Page - It was in small communities that democracy first arose; it was from them that the theories of its first literary prophets and apostles were derived: it is in them that the way in which the real will of the people tells upon the working of the government can best be studied, because most of the questions that come before the people are within their own knowledge."*.

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Modern democracy in many ways is the opposite of ancient democracy. Modern democracy requires that there must be a constitution, that there must be equality before the law, there must be individual rights and liberties, there must be civil rights.

In a direct democracy citizens vote on laws in an assembly, as they did in ancient Greek city-states and do today in New England towns.

In an indirect democracy citizens elect officials to represent them in government; representation is typical of most modern democracies. In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C.

Mansfield calls it "at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America." Tocqueville's work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute Alexis de Tocqueville.

Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe [Fred C. Abrahams] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the early s, Albania, arguably Europe’s most closed and repressive state, began a startling transition out of forty years of self-imposed Communist isolation.

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Albanians who were not allowed to practice religionCited by: Jan 16,  · Democracies don't just die; people kill them. That's the conclusion of authors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt in their carefully researched and persuasive new book, How Democracies Author: Ray Locker.

The essays in Problems Confronting Contemporary Democracies demonstrate the substantive, geographic, and methodological range of Stepan's work by building on many of his major scholarly contributions.

Principal themes include authoritarianism, the breakdown of democratic regimes, transitions from authoritarianism to democracy, democratic. The 'Militant Democracy' Principle in Modern Democracies 1st Edition. Edited by Markus Thiel. the different arrangements and formulates a minimum consensus as to what measures are indispensable to protect a democracy.

Highly topical, this book is a valuable resource for students, academics and policy-makers concerned with democratic.

Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy (German: Zur Soziologie des Parteiwesens in der modernen Demokratie; Untersuchungen über die oligarchischen Tendenzen des Gruppenlebens) is a book by the sociologist Robert Michels, published in and first introducing the concept of iron law of Robert Michels.

Problems confronting contemporary democracies: essays in honor of Alfred Stepan / edited by Douglas Chalmers and Scott Mainwaring. — (From the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN (cloth) — ISBN (e-book) 1.

Democracy—History. Why do some democracies succeed while others fail. In seeking an answer to this problem, Powell examines the record of voter participation, government stability, and violence in 29 democracies. In "How Democratic is the American Constitution?", Robert Dahl does a good job at showing the spotlight on the more dubious features of a constitution obviously crafted for different circumstances and with different democratic ideals in mind than those that prevail now/5.

Studies of several historical and contemporary leaders - Lincoln, de Gaulle, Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi - illustrate the significance of moral capital for political legitimation, mobilizing support, and the creation of strategic opportunities. In the book's final section, Kane applies his arguments to the American presidency from Kennedy to Clinton.

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Apr 01,  · Fifth-century Athens is praised as the cradle of democracy and sometimes treated as a potential model for modern political theory or practice. In this daring reassessment of classical Athenian democracy and its significance for the United States today, Loren J.

Samons provides ample justification for our founding fathers' distrust of democracy, a form of government they scorned precisely. Mar 22,  · However, it is important to push back on parts of the Platonic critique of democracy; namely, his assertions about the inevitability of tyranny and the lack of virtue in democratic leaders are uncharitable, especially in view of the characteristics of modern democracies.

Footnotes: Plato, Richard W. Sterling, and William C. Scott. “Book II.”.

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Drawing from political theory, comparative politics, and political economy, the book explores cases from France, the US, India, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Brazil, and Canada.

The book reveals how integrating police abuse can contribute to a more robust study of democracy and government in general.Criticism of democracy is grounded in democracy's purpose, process and outcomes.

Since Classical antiquity and through the modern era, democracy has been associated with "rule of the people," "rule of the majority," and free selection or election either through direct participation or elected representation respectively, but has not been linked to a particular outcome.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.