The Politics of Participation: From Athens to E-Democracy

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We live in an age of democracy. Very few people challenge the virtues of 'government by the people', yet politicians and commentators are fond of decrying the 'crisis of democracy'. How do these views square up? This book provides the answer by surveying the philosophical history of democracy and its critics and by analysing empirical data about citizen participation in Britain and other developed democracies. In addition to analysis of major political thinkers like Plato, Machiavelli and J.S. Mill, the book analyses ...

The Politics of Participation: From Athens to e-Democracy 2007, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719076596

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The Politics of Participation: From Athens to E-Democracy 2007, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719076589

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