With more than 400 entries the Encyclopedia of Democracy is the most comprehensive reference work available on the history and current state of democratic systems of government worldwide.
Led by a prestigious editorial board, over 200 distinguished international scholars have produced an exhaustive survey of the key themes and issues of democratic theory and practice, from its beginnings in classical Greece to recent developments around the world, including the overthrow of communism in eastern Europe, the end of apartheid in South Africa, the issue of sovereignty in the European Union and the worldwide impact of mass media on democratic systems.
Table of Contents
African Independence Movements. Baltic States. Winston Churchill. Citizenship. Civil Rights. Costa Rica. Egalitarianism. Election Campaigns. European Union. Freedom of Assembly. Globalization. Hinduism and Democracy. Human Rights. Impeachment. India. Judicial Systems. Laissez-faire Economic Theory. Liberalism. John Locke. Ramon Magsaysay. Marxism and Democracy. Mass Media. May Fourth Movement. John Stuart Mill. Party Systems. Plato. Populism. Tunku Abdu Rahman. Separation of Powers. Slavery. Solidarity (Polish). Sovereignty. States' Rights. United Kingdom. United Nations. United States. Voting Behaviour. Max Weber. Women's Suffrage.Woodrow Wilson.Boris Yeltsin. Zionism and Democracy.
Seymour Martin Lipset is Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University and Munro Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University. He is former president of the American Political Science Association and of the American Sociological Association. He is the author of over 20 books and nearly 400 articles.
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