Elements of Democracy is intended to bring a sense of clarity to the meanings of fundamental terminology surrounding the theory and practice of democracy. Although nothing in this book is to be taken as the "last word" on any of the topics that are discussed, it is the aurthors' hope that Elements sheds as much light on the subject of democracy as might reasonably be expected. In this attempt to facilitate the understanding of the complex terms required to comprehend and discuss democracy, the authors expect and encourage the readers to inquire further into their significance and the controversies that underlie these terms.
The ideas that surround the practice of democracy are among the most consequential of the modern world and destined only to become more so. Elements of Democracy is an attempt to explore the range of ideas that make up the vocabulary of democracy. For example, the section titled "Concepts and Fundamental Principles of Democracy" encompasses such subjects as Democracy and Equality and the Common Good. Other sections include "The Political Processes of Democracy" and Democracy and Citizenship." An excellent resource for high school, college and adult audiences.
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