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|Kirtland Community College Library||JC 421 .L57 2004||30775305485535||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0806136189 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780806136189 (alk. paper)
xviii, 478 pages ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2004.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-463) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction : pessoptimism -- Democracies : what they are, how they (should) work -- Making democracy happen (and endure) -- Hemispheric divide : the United States and Latin America.|
|Summary, etc.:||"In The Democratic Century, Seymour Martin Lipset and Jason Lakin combine social, cultural, economic, and institutional analyses to explain why democracy has succeeded in some countries and failed in others." "Defining democracy as a political system in which all adults may vote in contested elections to choose their representatives, Lipset and Lakin argue that the mainstays of a successful system are institutions that encourage the diffusion of power - such as competitive parties, an independent civil society, and federalist arrangements. But central to their argument is the notion that culture, at least as much as any other variable, is responsible for the establishment of democracy." "The Democratic Century revisits theories from Lipset's earlier works, including the classics Agrarian Socialism and Political Man. But the authors do more than update Lipset's work; they offer an expansive view of democratic systems and of the vast body of relevant literature."--Jacket.|
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|Subject:||Democracy History 20th century
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