Democracy: A History of Ideas (Hardback)
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Democracy: A History of Ideas (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 15/08/2000
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What is democracy? Is it the movement toward united self-government in which equality is our highest value? Or is it about preserving the freedom of individuals? In Democracy: A History of Ideas, Boris DeWiel argues that neither of these popular definitions is correct. Inspired by Isaiah Berlin, he describes democracy as a contest of values. Equality and liberty, like justice and fairness, are among our ultimate ideals, but no single value is supreme. Because they conflict with each other, democracy is an endless battle of true yet contrary ideals.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774808019
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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