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Democracy reveals the inner working of this type of government, setting it in the context of history and relating it to today's current affairs. Readers will learn how a democracy functions internally and within the wider world community. They will also encounter some of the dilemmas, contradictions and compromises that seem to be an essential part of even the most idealistic political systems. Part of the Systems of Government series, these books feature fact boxes, timelines and carefully chosen images that complement informative text that is packed with case studies and first-hand accounts. Voting Booth panels invite readers to consider thorny issues, both historical and current, and to form their own opinions.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 221 x 227 x 3mm | 208g
  • Franklin Watts Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 1445153432
  • 9781445153438
  • 1,002,181

Table of contents

1: What is democracy?
2: Struggling for a voice
3: People power
4: Parlimentary democracy
5: Mister President
6: Mixing and matching
7: International cooperation
8: Does democracy work?
9: Does my vote really count?
10: Democracy and the media
11: Voters of the future
12: Looking ahead
13: Glossary
14: Books and websites
15: Index
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About Sean Connolly

Sean Connolly is the author of more than 75 books for children and young adults, on global issues, citizenship, history and cultural affairs.
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