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What is democracy?

L. H. Bailey

What is democracy?

by L. H. Bailey

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Published by L. H. Bailey, The Comstock publishing co., agents in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy L. H. Bailey.
    SeriesThe background books
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC433 .B3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination3 p. l., 5-175 p.
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6613395M
    LC Control Number19000224
    OCLC/WorldCa1665052

      Astra Taylor is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and organizer. Her latest film is What Is Democracy? and her new book Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss it When It’s Gone will be published May 7. About the Interviewer. Micah Uetricht is the managing editor of Jacobin and host of Jacobin Radio's The Vast Majority. The face of democracy --The roots of democracy --The continuing tradition --Democracy at work --The economics of democracy --The problems of democracy --The challenge to democracy --The preservation of democracy --The promise of democracy --Questions and answers about democracy: The enemies of democracy ; The history of democracy ; The future.

    'Tilly presents the book as the 'culmination and synthesis' (p. xii) of his democratisation work and its final pages contain a provocative challenge to those in the democratisation business. those interested in promoting democracy should focus on supporting the three process-based developments he by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), What is democracy? New York: Macmillan, , © (OCoLC)

    democracy definition: 1. the belief in freedom and equality between people, or a system of government based on this. Learn g: book. 1. Democracy is a form of government in which the rulers are elected by the people. Myanmar where the army rules, Dictator Pinochet’s rule in Chile, or President ’s rule in Ghana was not democratic. They were not chosen by the people. Hereditary kings, like the king of Nepal or Saudi Arabia, are also not democratic rule.


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