Democracy: A Beginner's Guide

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Oneworld Publications, Apr 1, 2005 - Social Science - 192 pages
As the U.S. strives to establish democracy in Iraq and contemplates its own democratic system in the wake of the presidential election, David Beetham offers new insights into democracy. He looks at real examples such as the role of the citizen and how large corporations affect democracy as well as contemplating the future of democracy in the developed and developing worlds.

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two democratic ideas in practice
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three sources of disillusion in the old
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four success and setback in the new and emergent
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David Beetham is Professor Emeritus of Politics at the University of Leeds, a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, and Associate Director of the UK Democratic Audit. He is the author and editor of numerous books and papers, including Political Power and Democratic Control in Britain (with Stuart Weir, 1999). He has travelled internationally in his capacity as consultant on democracy assessment, and is a leading contributor to the field of human rights.

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