Democracy: A Reader by Ricardo BlaugDemocracy: A Reader by Ricardo Blaug

Democracy: A Reader

byRicardo BlaugEditorRicardo Blaug

Hardcover | September 20, 2016

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Democracy is an essential collection of source texts by major historical figures on the value of democracy, key concepts and practices, theoretical perspectives, and contemporary challenges. The volume includes reflections on democracy by Machiavelli, Hobbes, Madison, Mill, Lincoln, and Paine. It features Rousseau and Kant on freedom and autonomy; Locke on equality; Burke and Bakunin on representation; Wollheim and Tocqueville on majority rule; and Crick on citizenship. Conservative, Marxist, socialist, and feminist critiques are followed by new sections on the market, civil society, participation, the Internet, nationalism, religion, multiculturalism, cosmopolitan democracy, and violence. Perfect for course use, the book provides an unparalleled introduction to standard articulations of democracy and its multiple manifestations in our interconnected, conflict-ridden world.

Ricardo Blaug is a reader in democracy and political theory at the University of Westminster.John Schwarzmantel is senior lecturer in politics at the University of Leeds.
Title:Democracy: A ReaderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pagesPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231174128

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgements Introduction: Democracy-Triumph or Crisis? Part I: Traditional Affirmations of DemocracyIntroduction 1. Pericles2. Aristotle3. Niccolò Machiavelli4. Thomas Hobbes5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau6. James Madison (et al.)7. John Stuart Mill8. Alexis de Tocqueville9. The Putney Debates 10. Thomas Paine11. The National Assembly of France12. Abraham Lincoln13. Joseph A. SchumpeterPart II: Key ConceptsSection 1: Freedom and AutonomyIntroduction 14. Jean-Jacques Rousseau15. Immanuel Kant16. Benjamin Constant17. Isaiah Berlin18. Robert Paul WolffSection 2: EqualityIntroduction 19. John Locke20. Jean-Jacques Rousseau21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau22. R. H. Tawney23. Bernard WilliamsSection 3: RepresentationIntroduction 24. Jean-Jacques Rousseau25. Edmund Burke26. James Mill27. Hanna Fenichel Pitkin28. Anne Phillips29. Iris Marion Young30. Michael Bakunin31. Pierre-Joseph ProudhonSection 4: Majority RuleIntroduction 32. Jean-Jacques Rousseau33. Richard Wollheim34. John Stuart Mill35. Alexis de Tocqueville36. Giovanni SartoriSection 5: CitizenshipIntroduction 37. Aristotle38. T. H. Marshall39. Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman40. Bernard CrickPart III: Critiques of DemocracySection 6: Conservative, Elitist, and Authoritarian CritiquesIntroduction 41. Plato42. Edmund Burke43. Roger Scruton44. Benito Mussolini45. Carl Schmitt46. Max Weber47. Robert Michels48. Giovanni Sartori49. Joseph A. SchumpeterSection 7: Marxist and Socialist CritiquesIntroduction 50. Karl Marx51. Karl Marx52. Vladimir Ilich Lenin53. Ralph Miliband54. C. B. MacphersonSection 8: Feminist CritiquesIntroduction 55. Mary Wollstonecraft56. Diana Coole57. Sheila Rowbotham58. Susan MendusPart IV: Contemorary IssuesSection 9: The MarketIntroduction 59. Friedrich Hayek60. Allen Buchanan61. Milton Friedman62. David Beetham63. Hilary Wainwright64. John F. Weeks65. Wendy BrownSection 10: Civil SocietyIntroduction 66. Jean L. Cohen and Andrew Arato67. Robert D. Putnam68. Paul HirstSection 11: ParticipationIntroduction 69. Geraint Parry and George Moyser70. Hanna Fenichel Pitkin and Sara M. Shumer71. Carole Pateman72. Tom DeLuca73. Amy Gutmann and Dennis ThompsonSection 12: The InternetIntroduction 74. Merlyna Lim and Mark E. Kann75. Manuel Castells76. Evgeny MorozovSection 13: NationalismIntroduction 77. Ghia Nodia78. David Miller79. Erika Harris80. Craig CalhounSection 14: Cosmopolitan DemocracyIntroduction 81. Ulrich Beck82. Luis Cabrera83. Daniele Archibugi84. John S. Dryzek85. Jürgen Habermas86. Norrie MacQueenSection 15: ReligionIntroduction 87. Asef Bayat88. Robert W. Hefner89. Michael Reder and Josef Schmidt90. Fred Dallmayr91. John KeaneSection 16: MulticulturalismIntroduction 92. Charles Taylor93. Will Kymlicka94. Iris Marion Young95. Charles W. MillsSection 17: Democracy and ViolenceIntroduction 96. Hannah Arendt97. Michael Mann98. John Schwarzmantel99. Zygmunt BaumanBibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

A handy preliminary sweep through the most salient issues and arguments, and will undoubtedly prove useful to new students of democratic theory.