Understanding Democracy: A Hip Pocket Guide

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Oxford University Press, USA, 2006 M05 25 - 112 páginas
This handy pocket guide explains the core concepts of democracy in a clear A-Z format. Though these core concepts may be practiced differently in various countries, every genuine democracy is based on them in one way or another. Ideal for civics and government classrooms, Understanding Democracy is a concise, scholarly starting point for research papers and writing assignments.
 

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An Introduction to Democracy
5
Accountability
16
Authority
17
Citizen
18
Citizenship
19
Civic Education
20
Civil Society
22
Common Good
24
Majority Rule and Minority Rights
58
Market Economy
60
Parliamentary System
62
Participation
65
Pluralism
68
Political Party
70
Popular Sovereignty
73
Presidential System
76

Constitution
26
Constitutionalism
28
Democracy Representative and Constitutional
31
Diversity
33
Elections
36
Equality
37
Federalism
39
Government Constitutional and Limited
42
Independent Media
44
Judicial Independence
45
Judicial Review
46
Justice
49
Liberalism
52
Liberty
56
Republic
79
Republicanism
82
Rights
84
Rule of Law
88
Separation of Powers
90
Social Democracy
94
State
96
Unitary State
97
Virtue Civic
98
Further Reading
100
Websites
101
Index
104
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John J. Patrick is at Indiana University (Emeritus).

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