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Published: 16 January 2003

144 Pages | 10 illus.

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192802507

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Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Bernard Crick

Very Short Introductions

  • A lively and accessible guide to the history, doctrine, and practices of democracy
  • Challenges the view that democracy is a single, overriding imperative
  • Stresses the importance but also the dangers of unmodified and unrestrained democracy
  • Unravels the startlingly contrasting ways in which 'democracy' has been interpreted in different times and places
  • Covers the main controversies about such issues as who should have a right to vote, by looking at key case studies
  • Bernard Crick is one of the best known and most respected academics in politics
  • Known also for his journalism and as principal author of the 'Crick Report' on the teaching of citizenship and politics in schools