"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.