Democracy in Brief
by George Clack
Publisher: U.S. Department of State 2007
Number of pages: 62
Democracy in Brief gives a concise account of the intellectual origins, history, and basic values of democratic systems of government. The book touches on topics such as rights and responsibilities of citizens, free and fair elections, the rule of law, the role of a written constitution, separation of powers, a free media, the role of parties and interest groups, military-civilian relations and democratic culture.
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by James Tully - Bloomsbury Academic
The book develops James Tully's distinctive and influential approach to political philosophy and applies it to the field of citizenship. The second part of the book provides a commentary on Tully's approach to political philosophy more generally.
by Niccolo Machiavelli - Antonio Blado d'Asola
Shorter than most classic works, and more accessible to current readers because of their familiarity with politics, this work yields benefits to all who read, and critically examine the precepts it explains. A must-read classic of world literature.
by Keat Peng Goh - Smashwords
This author subscribes to the principle of check and balance in all human enterprises and endeavours to mitigate the effects of human sin. Therefore he supports a two-party system as the only legitimate democratic process...
by Gilles Paquet - University of Ottawa Press
This book favours a distributed view of governance based on a mix of coercion, quid pro quo market exchange and reciprocity, on a division of labour among the private, public, and civic sectors, and on the co-evolution of these different mechanisms.