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Visual Reader "Democracy: An Ongoing Challenge"

Democracy: An Ongoing Challenge uses powerful images to complement its texts on the history and development of democracy. It also offers insights into contemporary debates on current challenges and new approaches to democracy.

Is democracy the best form of government? What are the hallmarks of a good democracy? We have been asking these questions since ancient times and are still trying to find the answers today. We have, at least, learned that there is no such thing as a “perfect” democracy.

Democratically ruled nations try to strike a difficult balance between equality and liberty, and between the majority and minorities. They try to maintain social order while simultaneously allowing the greatest possible expression of opinion. Democracy demands and democracy challenges — and, as a system of government, today’s democracies are themselves challenged by globalization and the development of digital media.

Against this background, and in light of political and economic events in Asia and in the Arab world, another question persists: Is democracy still up-to-date? The answer — Yes, it is! Democracies generally perform better and ensure peace more successfully than other forms of government. Democracy: An Ongoing Challenge illustrates why.

Democracy: An Ongoing Challenge
Edited by NCCR Democracy, Hanspeter Kriesi, Lars Müller
16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 528 pages,
340 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-396-2, English
ISBN 978-3-03778-296-5, German
EUR 45,00 / CHF 55,00

Buy online (Webshop Lars Müller Publishers)


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