Modernizing Democracy

Innovations in Citizen Participation (Transformational Trends in Governance and Democracy) by Xavier N. (FWD) De Souza Briggs

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

Written in English
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  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Public Policy - General,
  • Political Science,
  • Electronic government information,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Public Affairs & Administration,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political participation,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Constitutions,
  • United States,
  • Internet in public administration

Edition Notes

ContributionsTerry F. Buss (Editor), F. Stevens Redburn (Editor), Kristina Guo (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8055147M
ISBN 100765617625
ISBN 109780765617620

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  The trouble with democracy Government shutdowns, petty policy squabbles, voter disaffection – democracy doesn't seem to work very well. is the best guide to the workings of modern democracy. Francis Fukuyama proclaims that the end of the Cold War signaled “The End of History,” as he titled his book. “What we may be witnessing is the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government,” he writes. Sheldon Wolin was one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the past fifty years. Fugitive Democracy brings together his most important writings, from classic essays such as "Political Theory as a Vocation," written amid the Cold War and the conflict in Vietnam, to his late radical essays on American democracy such as “Fugitive Democracy,” in which he offers a Cited by:   Aristotle’s thinking on democracy has more relevance than ever Many would deal with his negative views of democracy in the same way. Aristotle’s favoured form of government was the rule by the best over the rest, an aristocracy based on merit rather than blood. the fact that this requires tearing up the law book is irrelevant. What.

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Modernizing Democracy brings together scholars focusing the role of associations and associating in contemporary societies. Organizations and associations have been identified as the “meso level of society” and as the “basic elements of democracy”. They are important providers of welfare services.

"Modernizing Democracy: Innovations in Citizen Participation" points the way. Written for public administration professionals, scholars, and students interested in citizen participation, it brings together new analyses of innovative practices, from hands-on community learning and focus groups to high-tech information systems and decision support : Paperback.

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About this book. Introduction. Modernizing Democracy brings together scholars focusing the role of associations and associating in contemporary societies.

Organizations and associations have been identified as the “meso level of society” and as the “basic elements of democracy”.

'Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy is the crowning achievement of three decades of research on the origins, evolution, and consequences of human values. Bold in its theorizsng, pathbreaking in its methods, breathtaking in its empirical scope, and stunning in its findings, Cited by: Concepts and Theories of Modern Democracy is a stimulating guide to current world problems as well as essential reading for foundation courses at first or second year level such as elements of politics, political concepts and ideas and fundamentals in politics.

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We are used to thinking very highly of democracy – and by extension, of Ancient Athens, the civilisation that gave rise to it. Modern democracy in many ways is the opposite of ancient democracy.

Modern democracy requires that there must be a constitution, that there must be equality before the law, there must be individual rights and liberties, there must be civil rights and liberties, there must be human rights Modernizing Democracy book there must be the rule of law to enforce those rights and liberties.

The Islamic Modernizing Democracy book has a poor record in terms of modernization and democracy. However, the source of this situation is not religion, but factors including colonialism, international economic and trading systems, and the role of the military, among others. Recognizing these themes allows the consideration of possible remedies for change in the Muslim Islamic world has a poor record in 4/5(1).

Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy is a book by the sociologist Robert Michels, published in and first introducing the concept of iron law of oligarchy.

It is considered one of the classics of social sciences, in particular sociology and political science. It was translated to Italian as Sociologia del partito politico nella democrazia moderna: studi sulle tendenze Author: Robert Michels.

- "Disobedience to be civil must be sincere, respectful, restrained, never defiant. and above all must have no hatred in it" -Ghandi.

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The Illusion of Democracy is a more accurate historical accounting of the United States since the coup ofwhen President Kennedy was executed in Dealey Plaza by the Operation 40 assassination squad.

This sequel focuses on. democracy which was current until recently in world-wide multilateral circles. These times are past; democracy - now unqualified - seems to be the subject of broad consensus and its promotion is high on the agenda of internationalFile Size: KB.

(source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary Ancient and Modern Democracy is a comprehensive account of Athenian democracy as a subject of criticism, admiration and scholarly debate for 2, years, covering the features of Athenian democracy, its importance for the English, American and French revolutions and for the debates on democracy and political liberty from the nineteenth century to the present.

‘This book restores local democracy to its rightful place at the center of our understanding of national politics. Through an illuminating, comparative historical analysis, the authors show that systematic variations in local political incorporation have laid down enduring differences in the character of multilevel democracy, with far-reaching consequences for policymaking and the quality of Author: Jefferey M.

Sellers, Anders Lidström, Yooil Bae. The first aim of this text book is to define and examine the principle concepts that are employed when people write or argue about modern democratic politics, to discuss the implications of using the concepts in this way or that, and to examine the normative theories associated with the concepts.

A second purpose is to summarise methods of analysis used by political scientists and to Cited by: Modernization theory is used to explain the process of modernization within societies. Modernization refers to a model of a progressive transition from a 'pre-modern' or 'traditional' to a 'modern' society.

Modernization theory originated from the ideas of German sociologist Max Weber (–), which provided the basis for the modernization paradigm developed by Harvard sociologist. Seymour Martin Lipset's classic article -- elaborated in his book Political Man-- is modernization theory's foundational text.

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To reach the ideal requires meeting five criteria: Effective participationAlma mater: University of Washington, B.A. (). Esping-Andersen, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, The State-centered Thesis.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Modernizing democracy: an overview of the issues / Terry F. Buss, F. Stevens Redburn, and Kristina Guo --Expanding and deepening citizen participation: a policy agenda / F. Stevens Redburn and Terry F.

Buss --Community learning: the. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The concepts and theories of modern democracy by Anthony Harold Birch,Routledge edition, in EnglishCited by:   The story of modern democracy is also the story of modern capitalism.

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This looks reasonable in the light of modern democracy, which has typically developed through the democratization of legislative assemblies.

Yet it conflicts with the evidence at our Size: 1MB. In today’s modern world, every political regime, even the most authoritarian or repressive, describes itself as democracy or a democratic people’s republic.

The concept of rule by the people and on behalf of the people has come to be accepted as the norm. Modernizing Democracy brings together scholars focusing the role of associations and associating in contemporary societies.

The contributions to Modernizing Democracy will be organized into: Studying Association and Associating in the 21st Century, Associating in Times of Post-Democracy and Associations and the Challenge of Capitalist Development.

Democracy is from the Greek: demos means more or less "the people," cracy derives from kratos which means "strength or rule," so democracy = rule by the the 5th century BCE, the Athenian democracy was made up of a set of assemblies and courts staffed by people with very short terms (some as short s a day)—over one-third of all citizens over the age of 18 served at least .At the end of the twentieth century, many believed the story of European political development had come to an end.

Modern democracy began in Europe, but for hundreds of years it competed with various forms of dictatorship. Now, though, the entire continent was in the democratic camp for the first time in history.

But within a decade, this story had already begun to unravel.on the models of democracy that they do or do not make possible. Readers interested in grasping political communication in all the above respects will get a great deal out of this book.