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The Resource The people's government : an introduction to democracy, Del Dickson, University of San Diego

The people's government : an introduction to democracy, Del Dickson, University of San Diego

Label
The people's government : an introduction to democracy
Title
The people's government
Title remainder
an introduction to democracy
Statement of responsibility
Del Dickson, University of San Diego
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickson, Del
Dewey number
321.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Liberty
  • Democracy
  • United States
Label
The people's government : an introduction to democracy, Del Dickson, University of San Diego
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Equal Rights as a Birthright
  • Claim #1: Poor Countries Will Not Become Democratic
  • Claim #2: Societies Without Democratic Traditions Will Not Become Democratic
  • Claim #3: Islam Is Fundamentally Incompatible With Democracy
  • External Crisis
  • Internal Crisis
  • Apathetic Decay, Corruption, and Creeping Authoritarianism
  • Bowling Alone and the Big Split
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Rights and Duties
  • Beautiful Choices
  • Participation and Representation
  • Inclusion
  • Political and Legal Equality
  • Social and Economic Equality
  • Power: Checks and Balances, Separation of Powers, and Federalism
  • Power: The Rule of Law
  • The Final Scorecard
  • Democracy
  • Free Democracy
  • Liberal Democracy
  • Reprise: Freedom or Liberty?
  • Two Styles but Many Flavors
  • Where Do Rights Come From?
  • Balancing Rights and Duties
  • Negative and Positive Rights
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Individual Rights
  • Group Rights and Responsibilities
  • Participation and Direct Democracy
  • How It Works
  • Representation and Representative Democracy
  • The Selection of Public Officials
  • Random Selection
  • Elections
  • Elite and Inclusive Democracies
  • Citizenship and Foreign Residents
  • Key Terms
  • Other Limits6-n-Political Rights
  • Political and Legal Equality
  • Equal Representation: Egalitarian and Weighted Systems
  • Weighted Voting in Government: The Votes That Count?
  • Benign Weighting
  • Qualified Democracies
  • An Equal Political Voice: Access and Influence
  • Legal Equality
  • Social and Economic Equality
  • Water or Smoke
  • Liberty and Freedom
  • Narrow or Broad Responsibilities
  • Concentrated, Divided, and Diffused Power
  • Concentrated Power and Unitary States
  • Guided and Advisory Democracies
  • Divided and Diffused Power
  • Who Decides? Majoritarianism, Isocracy, and Consensus
  • The Virtues of Elite Rule
  • The Long View
  • Reliable Partners
  • Economic Development
  • Power, Politics, and State
  • The Foibles and Failures of the Many
  • Human Nature
  • The Weaknesses of Democratic Government
  • Amateur Hour
  • Democratic Leaders
  • Democratic Laws
  • Tyranny of the Majority
  • Emergencies
  • No Democratic Decision Making in Business
  • The Illusion of Democracy: Mosca and Marx
  • Who Should Rule?
  • Summary
  • Political Theory and Moral Arguments in Favor of Democracy
  • Human Nature
  • We Do the Work, We Deserve Power
  • Practical Benefits
  • The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number
  • Aligning Self-Interest and the Common Good: Progress, Prosperity, and a Stake in the System
  • Inclusion and Moderation
  • Democratic Peace Theory
  • Democracies Attract Interesting, Eclectic, and Creative People
  • The Tyranny of Scarce Resources
  • Democratic Corruption < Authoritarian Corruption
  • Crisis and Patriotism
  • What Seems Like a Weakness Is a Strength
  • People Might Not Be Idiots After All
  • Experiential Education
  • The Wisdom of Crowds and Aristotle's Golden Mean
  • Deliberative Wisdom
  • Other Checks on Popular Passion, Mistakes, and Stupidity
  • Post-Materialist Benefits
  • Paths of Democratization
  • The Merry-Go-Round of Politics
  • Individual Level
  • The First R: Reason
  • The Second R: Reasonableness
  • The Third R: Responsibility
  • Education
  • Societal Level
  • Civil Society
  • Social Checks on State Power
  • Elites
  • International Civil Society
  • Getting off the Merry-Go-Round
  • Culture
  • Institutional Level
  • Checks and Balances
  • The Rule of Law
  • An Open, Fair, and Competitive Electoral System
  • A Professional Civil Service
  • Government Transparency
  • A Secular State
  • A Civilian State
  • A Commonwealth
Control code
ocn888551244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 268 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107358218
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)888551244
Label
The people's government : an introduction to democracy, Del Dickson, University of San Diego
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Equal Rights as a Birthright
  • Claim #1: Poor Countries Will Not Become Democratic
  • Claim #2: Societies Without Democratic Traditions Will Not Become Democratic
  • Claim #3: Islam Is Fundamentally Incompatible With Democracy
  • External Crisis
  • Internal Crisis
  • Apathetic Decay, Corruption, and Creeping Authoritarianism
  • Bowling Alone and the Big Split
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Rights and Duties
  • Beautiful Choices
  • Participation and Representation
  • Inclusion
  • Political and Legal Equality
  • Social and Economic Equality
  • Power: Checks and Balances, Separation of Powers, and Federalism
  • Power: The Rule of Law
  • The Final Scorecard
  • Democracy
  • Free Democracy
  • Liberal Democracy
  • Reprise: Freedom or Liberty?
  • Two Styles but Many Flavors
  • Where Do Rights Come From?
  • Balancing Rights and Duties
  • Negative and Positive Rights
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Individual Rights
  • Group Rights and Responsibilities
  • Participation and Direct Democracy
  • How It Works
  • Representation and Representative Democracy
  • The Selection of Public Officials
  • Random Selection
  • Elections
  • Elite and Inclusive Democracies
  • Citizenship and Foreign Residents
  • Key Terms
  • Other Limits6-n-Political Rights
  • Political and Legal Equality
  • Equal Representation: Egalitarian and Weighted Systems
  • Weighted Voting in Government: The Votes That Count?
  • Benign Weighting
  • Qualified Democracies
  • An Equal Political Voice: Access and Influence
  • Legal Equality
  • Social and Economic Equality
  • Water or Smoke
  • Liberty and Freedom
  • Narrow or Broad Responsibilities
  • Concentrated, Divided, and Diffused Power
  • Concentrated Power and Unitary States
  • Guided and Advisory Democracies
  • Divided and Diffused Power
  • Who Decides? Majoritarianism, Isocracy, and Consensus
  • The Virtues of Elite Rule
  • The Long View
  • Reliable Partners
  • Economic Development
  • Power, Politics, and State
  • The Foibles and Failures of the Many
  • Human Nature
  • The Weaknesses of Democratic Government
  • Amateur Hour
  • Democratic Leaders
  • Democratic Laws
  • Tyranny of the Majority
  • Emergencies
  • No Democratic Decision Making in Business
  • The Illusion of Democracy: Mosca and Marx
  • Who Should Rule?
  • Summary
  • Political Theory and Moral Arguments in Favor of Democracy
  • Human Nature
  • We Do the Work, We Deserve Power
  • Practical Benefits
  • The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number
  • Aligning Self-Interest and the Common Good: Progress, Prosperity, and a Stake in the System
  • Inclusion and Moderation
  • Democratic Peace Theory
  • Democracies Attract Interesting, Eclectic, and Creative People
  • The Tyranny of Scarce Resources
  • Democratic Corruption < Authoritarian Corruption
  • Crisis and Patriotism
  • What Seems Like a Weakness Is a Strength
  • People Might Not Be Idiots After All
  • Experiential Education
  • The Wisdom of Crowds and Aristotle's Golden Mean
  • Deliberative Wisdom
  • Other Checks on Popular Passion, Mistakes, and Stupidity
  • Post-Materialist Benefits
  • Paths of Democratization
  • The Merry-Go-Round of Politics
  • Individual Level
  • The First R: Reason
  • The Second R: Reasonableness
  • The Third R: Responsibility
  • Education
  • Societal Level
  • Civil Society
  • Social Checks on State Power
  • Elites
  • International Civil Society
  • Getting off the Merry-Go-Round
  • Culture
  • Institutional Level
  • Checks and Balances
  • The Rule of Law
  • An Open, Fair, and Competitive Electoral System
  • A Professional Civil Service
  • Government Transparency
  • A Secular State
  • A Civilian State
  • A Commonwealth
Control code
ocn888551244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 268 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107358218
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)888551244

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