The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy


  • Author : Mark C. Carnes
  • Publisher : Longman
  • Release Date : 2004-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 0321333039


The Threshold of Democracy Book Description :

Innovative and engaging, The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. explores the intellectual dynamics of democracy by recreating the historical context that shaped its evolution. Part of the “Reacting to the Past” series, this text consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in particular moments of intellectual and social ferment. Issues of the time are sorted out by a polity fractured into radical and moderate democrats, oligarchs, and Socratics, among others.

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy


  • Author : Josiah Ober
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 0393938875


The Threshold of Democracy 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.

Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy


  • Author : John Thorley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134364596


Athenian Democracy 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.

Demopolis

Demopolis


  • Author : Josiah Ober
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781316510360


Demopolis Book Description :

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

Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens
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Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens


  • Author : Josiah Ober
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 1400820510


Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens 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.

Democracy and Elections

Democracy and Elections


  • Author : Richard S. Katz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195044294


Democracy and Elections Book Description :

Providing empirical information on more electoral institutions in more countries than has ever been available in one volume before, this impressive study addresses the relationship between four values of democratic theory--popular sovereignty, liberalism, personal development, and community--and the electoral institutions used to implement them.

Democracy in Classical Athens

Democracy in Classical Athens


  • Author : Christopher Carey
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474286374


Democracy in Classical Athens 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.

Pedagogy of Freedom
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Pedagogy of Freedom


  • Author : Paulo Freire
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2000-12-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461640653


Pedagogy of Freedom Book Description :

This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.

Revolutionary Multiculturalism

Revolutionary Multiculturalism


  • Author : Peter Mclaren
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429977220


Revolutionary Multiculturalism 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
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Democracy


  • Author : Paul Cartledge
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190494322


Democracy Book Description :

Ancient Greece first coined the concept of "democracy", yet almost every major ancient Greek thinker-from Plato and Aristotle onwards- was ambivalent towards or even hostile to democracy in any form. The explanation for this is quite simple: the elite perceived majority power as tantamount to a dictatorship of the proletariat. In ancient Greece there can be traced not only the rudiments of modern democratic society but the entire Western tradition of anti-democratic thought. In Democracy, Paul Cartledge provides a detailed history of this ancient political system. In addition, by drawing out the salient differences between ancient and modern forms of democracy he enables a richer understanding of both. Cartledge contends that there is no one "ancient Greek democracy" as pure and simple as is often believed. Democracy surveys the emergence and development of Greek politics, the invention of political theory, and-intimately connected to the latter- the birth of democracy, first at Athens in c. 500 BCE and then at its greatest flourishing in the Greek world 150 years later. Cartledge then traces the decline of genuinely democratic Greek institutions at the hands of the Macedonians and-subsequently and decisively-the Romans. Throughout, he sheds light on the variety of democratic practices in the classical world as well as on their similarities to and dissimilarities from modern democratic forms, from the American and French revolutions to contemporary political thought. Authoritative and accessible, Cartledge's book will be regarded as the best account of ancient democracy and its long afterlife for many years to come.