Democracy and Its Critics (Paperback)
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Short Description for Democracy and Its Critics Winner of the 1991 Elaine and David Spitz Book Prize for the best book on liberal and/or democratic theory, this book discusses what democracy is and why it is important. It examines basic assumptions of democratic theory and tests them against the questions raised by critics.
- Published: 01 August 1991
- Format: Paperback 405 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780300049381 ISBN 10: 0300049382
- Sales rank: 85,458
Full description for Democracy and Its Critics
In this book, one of the most prominent political theorists of our era makes a statement about what democracy is and why it is important. Robert Dahl examines the most basic assumptions of democratic theory, tests them against the questions raised by its critics, and recasts the theory of democracy in a new and coherent whole. He concludes by discussing the directions in which democracy must move if advanced democratic states are to exist in the future.