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Democracy

History, Theory, Practice, 1st Edition

By Sanford A Lakoff

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This book is about Mexico, and about culture. It begins with a concept of culture, not a survey of Mexico and the Mexicans. With that in mind, it will slide into the importance of understanding Mexico's past, especially regarding the rich mixture of racial and ethnic characteristics it evinces today.

Table of Contents

* The New Appeal of an Old Ideal * Democracy as the Quest for Autonomy History * Communal Autonomy: Athenian Democracy * Plural Autonomy: Roman and Later Republicanism * Individual Autonomy: Liberal Democracy * Backlash: Criticism and the Rise of Modern Autocracy Theory * Modern Democracy: Compound Autonomy * The Individual and the Group: Voting and Elections * Federalism: Devolution and Cooperation Practice * Democratization: Perils of the Passage * Autonomy Against Itself: Pitfalls and Pathologies * Democracy and World Peace: Euphoria Limited Conclusion * Democracy and Its Prospects

About the Author

Sanford Lakoff is professor emeritus of political science at the University of California at San Diego. He is the author of many books and articles, including Equality in Political Philosophy and A Shield in Space? (coauthored with Herbert F. York). Sanford Lakoff is professor emeritus of political science at the University of California at San Diego. He is the author of many books and articles, including Equality in Political Philosophy and A Shield in Space? (coauthored with Herbert F. York).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General