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Introducing Democracy. 80 Questions and Answers
What is democracy? What is the relation between democracy and individual rights? Is majority rule always democratic? How can democracy be maintained and improved?
Introducing Democracy. 80 Questions and Answers These are among the 80 questions on democracy this book addresses throughout its 6 chapters:
  • Basic concepts and principles,
  • Human rights and fundamental freedoms,
  • Free and fair elections,
  • Open and accountable government,
  • Democratic or civil society,
  • The future of democracy.
This revised edition also takes into account new challenges facing our societies, from international terrorism to the HIV and AIDS pandemic.

Its clear exposition of democratic theory and practice will be of value to students, activists, civil servants and interested citizens across the world.

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Author(s) Beetham, David; Boyle, Kevin - with cartoons by Plantu
Edition 2nd revised edition, first published in 1995
Publication Date 2009
Publisher UNESCO
Series Democracy and Power series
Number of Pages 134 p.
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ISBN 978-92-3-104087-0
Keywords civil and political rights, civil society, democracy, elections, human rights, nationalism, political participation, political parties

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