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  • Series: Concepts in the Social Sciences
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 3 edition (December 6, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 033520970X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335209705
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,902,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An ideal first book to place in the hands of a student embarking on the study of democracy." -- Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics

"Brilliant introduction." -- New Statesman and Society

"From start to finish, Arblaster's book is stimulating and highly readable." -- Times Higher

About the Author

Anthony Arblaster recently retired as Reader in Politics at the University of Sheffield, where he had taught since 1970. He was previously a journalist on the staff of Tribune. He is the author of The Rise and Decline of Wesern Liberalism and Viva la Liberta!, a study of politics in opera.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "amartz" on November 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is quite short, but contains a considerable amount of information. It presents the basic history of democratic government systems and provides the reader with brief orientations on the many issues facing democratic systems, including problems of majority rule, methods of fair and useful representation, etc.
Before someone really starts to dive into the science of decided what is healthy and unhealthy for a Democracy, they should take a day out to read this book, so they really know what they're talking about.
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