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Understanding democratic politics : an introduction

Author: Roland Axtmann
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This undergraduate text provides an ideal introduction and survey to the key themes and issues central to the study of democratic politics today.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Axtmann
ISBN: 0761971823 9780761971825 0761971831 9780761971832
OCLC Number: 51031293
Description: xi, 339 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Concepts --
1. Sovereignty / Roland Axtmann --
2. Constitutionalism / Neil Walker --
3. Human Rights and Democracy / David Beetham --
4. Justice, Equality, Liberty / Vittorio Bufacchi --
5. Power, Authority, Legitimacy / Noel O'Sullivan --
6. Representative and Direct Democracy / Michael Saward --
7. Majoritarianism --
Consociationalism / Thomas O. Hueglin --
8. Pluralism --
Difference / Judith Squires --
9. Civil Society --
National and Global / Roland Axtmann --
10. Class --
Elites / Roland Axtmann and Robert Grant --
pt. II. Institutions and Political Behaviour --
11. The Territorial State / Michael Keating --
12. Government, Civil Service and Public Policies / Grant Jordan and Emma Clarence --
13. Parliaments / David Arter --
14. Parties and Party Systems / Byron Criddle --
15. Elections and Electoral Systems / Michael Dyer --
16. Interest Groups / Wyn Grant --
17. Social Movements / Lynn G. Bennie --
18. Political Participation / George Moyser --
19. Social Capital / William A. Maloney and Linda Stevenson --
20. The Welfare State and Democracy / Michael Lister and Daniel Wincott --
21. Cyber-democracy / Peter Ferdinand --
22. Democratic Citizenship in the Age of Globalization / Roland Axtmann --
pt. III. Ideologies and Movements --
23. Liberalism / Antonio Palumbo --
24. Conservatism / Arthur Aughey --
25. Socialism --
Marxism / Terrell Carver --
26. Anarchism and Democracy / Patrcia Clark and Sharif Gemie --
27. Nationalism / Alain Dieckhoff --
28. Contemporary Right-wing Extremism / Anders Widfeldt --
29. Feminism / Kimberly Hutchings --
30. Environmentalism / John Barry --
31. Democracy and the Islamist Paradox / Abdelwahab El-Affendi --
32. Cosmopolitanism / Nicholas Rengger.
Responsibility: edited by Roland Axtmann.
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