Skip to main content

The Threshold Of Democracy

In Order to Read Online or Download The Threshold Of Democracy Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy Book
Author : Josiah Ober,Naomi J. Norman,Mark C. Carnes,Mark Christopher Carnes
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9780393938876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in western history.

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy Book
Author : Josiah Ober,Naomi J. Norman,Mark C. Carnes
Publisher : Reacting to the Past(tm)
Release : 2022-07
ISBN : 9781469670751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in Western history. In the wake of Athenian military defeat and rebellion, advocates of democracy have reopened the Assembly, but stability remains elusive. As members of the Assembly, players must contend with divisive issues like citizenship, elections, remilitarization, and dissent. Foremost among the troublemakers: Socrates.

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy Book
Author : Josiah Ober,Naomi J. Norman,Mark Christopher Carnes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9780393883237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Download The Threshold of Democracy book written by Josiah Ober,Naomi J. Norman,Mark Christopher Carnes, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens

Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens Book
Author : Josiah Ober
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2009-10-01
ISBN : 1400820510
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book asks an important question often ignored by ancient historians and political scientists alike: Why did Athenian democracy work as well and for as long as it did? Josiah Ober seeks the answer by analyzing the sociology of Athenian politics and the nature of communication between elite and nonelite citizens. After a preliminary survey of the development of the Athenian "constitution," he focuses on the role of political and legal rhetoric. As jurymen and Assemblymen, the citizen masses of Athens retained important powers, and elite Athenian politicians and litigants needed to address these large bodies of ordinary citizens in terms understandable and acceptable to the audience. This book probes the social strategies behind the rhetorical tactics employed by elite speakers. A close reading of the speeches exposes both egalitarian and elitist elements in Athenian popular ideology. Ober demonstrates that the vocabulary of public speech constituted a democratic discourse that allowed the Athenians to resolve contradictions between the ideal of political equality and the reality of social inequality. His radical reevaluation of leadership and political power in classical Athens restores key elements of the social and ideological context of the first western democracy.

Ancient Greek Democracy

Ancient Greek Democracy Book
Author : Eric W. Robinson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-04-15
ISBN : 047075219X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book invites readers to join in a fresh and extensive investigation of one of Ancient Greece’s greatest inventions: democratic government. Provides an accessible, up-to-date survey of vital issues in Greek democracy. Covers democracy’s origins, growth and essential nature. Raises questions of continuing interest. Combines ancient texts in translation and recent scholarly articles. Invites the reader into a process of historical investigation. Contains maps, a glossary and an index.

Demopolis

Demopolis Book
Author : Josiah Ober
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-07-31
ISBN : 1316510360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

What did democracy mean before liberalism? What are the consequences for our lives today? These questions are examined by this book.

Demokratia

Demokratia Book
Author : Josiah Ober,Charles Hedrick
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1996-11-17
ISBN : 9780691011080
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book is the result of a long and fruitful conversation among practitioners of two very different fields: ancient history and political theory. The topic of the conversation is classical Greek democracy and its contemporary relevance. The nineteen contributors remain diverse in their political commitments and in their analytic approaches, but all have engaged deeply with Greek texts, with normative and historical concerns, and with each others' arguments. The issues and tensions examined here are basic to both history and political theory: revolution versus stability, freedom and equality, law and popular sovereignty, cultural ideals and social practice. While the authors are sharply critical of many aspects of Athenian society, culture, and government, they are united by a conviction that classical Athenian democracy has once again become a centrally important subject for political debate. The contributors are Benjamin R. Barber, Alan Boegehold, Paul Cartledge, Susan Guettel Cole, W. Robert Connor, Carol Dougherty, J. Peter Euben, Mogens H. Hansen, Victor D. Hanson, Carnes Lord, Philip Brook Manville, Ian Morris, Martin Ostwald, Kurt Raaflaub, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Barry S. Strauss, Robert W. Wallace, Sheldon S. Wolin, and Ellen Meiksins Wood.

Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy Book
Author : John Thorley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-08-21
ISBN : 1134364598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The fifth century BC witnessed not only the emergence of one of the first democracies, but also the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars. John Thorley provides a concise analysis of the development and operation of Athenian democracy against this backdrop. Taking into account both primary source material and the work of modern historians, Athenian Democracy examines: * the prelude to democracy * how the democractic system emerged * how this system worked in practice * the efficiency of this system of government * the success of Athenian democracy. Including a useful chronology and blibliography, this second edition has been updated to take into account recent research.

Democracy in Classical Athens

Democracy in Classical Athens Book
Author : Christopher Carey
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-01-12
ISBN : 1474286372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

For two centuries classical Athens enjoyed almost uninterrupted democratic government. This was not a parliamentary democracy of the modern sort but a direct democracy in which all citizens were free to participate in the business of government. Throughout this period Athens was the cultural centre of Greece and one of the major Greek powers. This book traces the development and operation of the political system and explores its underlying principles. Christopher Carey assesses the ancient sources of the history of Athenian democracy and evaluates criticisms of the system, ancient and modern. He also provides a virtual tour of the political cityscape of ancient Athens, describing the main political sites and structures, including the theatre. With a new chapter covering religion in the democratic city, this second edition benefits from updates throughout that incorporate the latest research and recent archaeological findings in Athens. A clearer structure and layout make the book more accessible to students, as do extra images and maps along with a timeline of key events.

Crises of Democracy

Crises of Democracy Book
Author : Adam Przeworski
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-09-26
ISBN : 1108498809
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Examines the economic, social, cultural, as well as purely political threats to democracy in the light of current knowledge.

Prospects of Democracy

Prospects of Democracy Book
Author : Tatu Vanhanen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-11-01
ISBN : 1134762275
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book provides the most extensive comparative survey of the state and conditions of democracy ever made. It focuses on 172 contemporary states, with historical data on the measures of democracy and on explanatory variables extending back to the 1850s. It presents a comprehensive exploration of democratization, its successes and failures, making predictions on the prospects for democracy for single countries and for seven regions of the world. As well as presenting empirical analyses of democratization on the basis of Vanhanens's resource distribution theory of democratization and making predictions on the prospects, the book includes contributions from five commentators, Mitchell A. Seligson on Latin America, Samuel Decalo and John W. Forje on Africa, John Henderson on Oceania and Ilter Turan on why some of the countires that pass Vanhanen's democratic threshold cannot in fact be seen as democracies. The volume also includes an introductory chapter which examines and compares other theoretical interpretations of democratization. Prospects for Democracy will be essential reading for all serious students of comparative politics and democracy.

Democratization

Democratization Book
Author : Tatu Vanhanen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-02-24
ISBN : 1134366981
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book examines the relationship between indicators of resource distribution and democratization in the group of 170 countries with data ranging from the 1850s to the present day. Vanhanen constructs a compelling argument, concluding that the emergence of democracy is closely linked to resource distribution.

Democracy s Edges

Democracy s Edges Book
Author : Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies Ian Shapiro,Ian Shapiro,Casiano Hacker-Cordón,Russell Hardin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1999-08-19
ISBN : 9780521643894
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Conference papers.Companion to: Democracy's value. Includes Bibliographical references and index.

The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy

The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy Book
Author : Demetra Kasimis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-07-31
ISBN : 1107052432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Argues that immigration politics is a central - but overlooked - object of inquiry in the democratic thought of classical Athens. Thinkers criticized democracy's strategic investments in nativism, the shifting boundaries of citizenship, and the precarious membership that a blood-based order effects for those eligible and ineligible to claim it.

Against Democracy

Against Democracy Book
Author : Jason Brennan
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2017-09-26
ISBN : 1400888395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

A bracingly provocative challenge to one of our most cherished ideas and institutions Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us—it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more caring for one another. These are some of our most cherished ideas about democracy. But Jason Brennan says they are all wrong. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results—and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short. Furthermore, no one has a fundamental right to any share of political power, and exercising political power does most of us little good. On the contrary, a wide range of social science research shows that political participation and democratic deliberation actually tend to make people worse—more irrational, biased, and mean. Given this grim picture, Brennan argues that a new system of government—epistocracy, the rule of the knowledgeable—may be better than democracy, and that it's time to experiment and find out. A challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable, Against Democracy is essential reading for scholars and students of politics across the disciplines. Featuring a new preface that situates the book within the current political climate and discusses other alternatives beyond epistocracy, Against Democracy is a challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable.

Democratic Equilibrium

Democratic Equilibrium Book
Author : Michael W. Fowler
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2015-11-12
ISBN : 1498505023
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book holistically synthesizes the diverse literature on democracy theory and democratization to develop a model of change along a spectrum of democracy. The combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches makes the book ideal for comparative politics courses.

To Pause at the Threshold

To Pause at the Threshold Book
Author : Esther de Waal
Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2004-07-01
ISBN : 0819225835
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

“A threshold is a sacred thing,” goes the traditional saying of ancient wisdom. In some corners of the earth, in some traditional cultures, and in monastic life, this is still remembered. But in our fast-paced modern world, this wisdom is often lost on us. It is important for us to remember the significance of the threshold. While it is certainly true that thresholds mark the end of one thing and the beginning of another, they also act as borders—the places in between, the points of transition. These can be physical, such as the geographical borders of a country; others, such as the spiritual border between the inner and outer world—between ourselves and others—are intangible. In To Pause at the Threshold, Esther de Waal looks at what it is like to live in actual “border country,” the Welsh countryside with its “slower rhythms” and “earth-linked textures,” and explores the importance of opening up and being receptive to one’s surroundings, whatever they may be.

Revolutionary Multiculturalism

Revolutionary Multiculturalism Book
Author : Peter Mclaren
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-02-12
ISBN : 0429977220
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This work by one of North America's leading educational theorists and cultural critics culminates a decade of social analyses that focuses on the political economy of schooling, Paulo Freire and literacy education, hip-hop culture, and multicultural education. Peter McLaren also examines the work of Baudrillard as well as Bourdieu's reflexive sociology.Always in McLaren's work is a profound understanding of the relationship among advanced capitalism, the politics of knowledge, and the formation of identity. One of the central themes of this volume is the relationship between the political and the pedagogical for educators, activists, artists, and other cultural workers. McLaren argues that the central project ahead in the struggle for social justice is not so much the politics of diversity as the global decentering and dismantling of whiteness. This volume also contains an interview with the author.

Democracy and Its Critics

Democracy and Its Critics Book
Author : Robert A. Dahl
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2008-10-01
ISBN : 9780300153552
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In this prize-winning book, one of the most prominent political theorists of our time makes a major 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 into 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. “When Robert Dahl speaks about democracy, everyone should listen. With Democracy and Its Critics Dahl has produced a work destined to become another classic.”—Lucian W. Pye, American Political Science Review “In this magisterial work [Dahl]… describe[s] what democracy means…; why our own democracy is still deeply flawed; and how we could reform it…. A work of extraordinary intelligence and, what is even rarer, a work of extraordinary wisdom.”—Robert N. Bellah, New York Times Book Review

Democracy Without Shortcuts

Democracy Without Shortcuts Book
Author : Cristina Lafont
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-01-12
ISBN : 0198848188
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book articulates a participatory conception of deliberative democracy that takes the democratic ideal of self-government seriously. It aims to improve citizens' democratic control and vindicate the value of citizens' participation against conceptions that threaten to undermine it. The book critically analyzes deep pluralist, epistocratic, and lottocratic conceptions of democracy. Their defenders propose various institutional ''shortcuts'' to help solve problems of democratic governance such as overcoming disagreements, citizens' political ignorance, or poor-quality deliberation. However, all these shortcut proposals require citizens to blindly defer to actors over whose decisions they cannot exercise control. Implementing such proposals would therefore undermine democracy. Moreover, it seems naive to assume that a community can reach better outcomes 'faster' if it bypasses the beliefs and attitudes of its citizens. Unfortunately, there are no 'shortcuts' to make a community better than its members. The only road to better outcomes is the long, participatory road that is taken when citizens forge a collective will by changing one another's hearts and minds. However difficult the process of justifying political decisions to one another may be, skipping it cannot get us any closer to the democratic ideal. Starting from this conviction, the book defends a conception of democracy ''without shortcuts''. This conception sheds new light on long-standing debates about the proper scope of public reason, the role of religion in politics, and the democratic legitimacy of judicial review. It also proposes new ways to unleash the democratic potential of institutional innovations such as deliberative minipublics.