Democracy : a world history /

Overview: In our time, the term "democracy" is frequently evoked to express aspirations for peace and social change or particular governmental systems that claim to benefit more than a select minority of the population. In this book, Temma Kaplan examines attempts from ancient Mesopotamia to the e... Full description

Main Author: Kaplan, Temma, 1942-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: New Oxford world history.
Table of Contents:
  • Editor's preface
  • Introduction
  • Parting the waters and organizing the people
  • Prophetic movements and cities of promise
  • Democracy against all odds
  • Which people shall rule?
  • Social revolution and participatory
  • Civil disobedience and racial justice
  • Optimism and outrage in struggles for democracy
  • New world drawing
  • Chronology
  • Notes
  • Further reading
  • Websites
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index.

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