The Resource Democracy : a history of ideas, Boris DeWiel

Democracy : a history of ideas, Boris DeWiel

Label
Democracy : a history of ideas
Title
Democracy
Title remainder
a history of ideas
Statement of responsibility
Boris DeWiel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What is democracy? Is it the movement toward united self-government in which equality is our highest value? Or is it about preserving the freedom of individuals? In Democracy: A History of Ideas, Boris DeWiel argues that neither of these popular definitions is correct. Inspired by Isaiah Berlin, he describes democracy as a contest of values. Equality and liberty, like justice and fairness, are among our ultimate ideals, but no single value is supreme. Because they conflict with each other, democracy is an endless battle of true yet contrary ideals." "The enduring structure of democratic conflict, the book argues, is rooted in the historical emergence of modern values. The approach is based on the simple premise that every new idea begins from an old one. Therefore, our own political ideas may be traced in stages to earlier beliefs about the good. By exploring the history of ideas, the book uncovers the deeply embedded pattern of ideological conflicts in politics today." "Based on a sophisticated theory of politics, DeWiel's analysis promotes a better understanding of the major ideologies across democratic nations. By specifying the precise values embedded along the left-right continuum, the book concludes with an improved model of ideological differences for use in empirical and theoretical studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
VVN
Dewey number
321.8/09
Index
index present
LC call number
JC421
LC item number
.D48 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Democracy : a history of ideas, Boris DeWiel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democracy and Value Pluralism -- What Is the People? A Conceptual History of Civil Society -- From Ancient Virtues to Modern Values: Positive Liberty and the Creative Will -- The Teleology of Modern Time: Negative Liberty and Human Nature -- Splitting the Individual: The Subatomic Values of Liberalism -- Conservatism and the Temporal Order -- Socialism and the Power of Social Unity -- Democracy as a Pattern of Disagreement
Control code
ocm57596433
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774850667
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3581973x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57596433
  • pebcs077485247X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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