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Evolutionary Basic Democracy: A Critical Overture Jean-Paul Gagnon

Evolutionary Basic Democracy: A Critical Overture

Jean-Paul Gagnon

Published July 30th 2013
ISBN : 9781299618701
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113 pages
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The concept of democracy is fraught with ambiguity. There are none who know what democracy means, where it came from or indeed where it is going despite it being the system of governance that is most widely heralded for its modernity and promotion ofMoreThe concept of democracy is fraught with ambiguity. There are none who know what democracy means, where it came from or indeed where it is going despite it being the system of governance that is most widely heralded for its modernity and promotion of equality. For example, the theory and principles that underpin democracy are unimaginably complicated while its institutions across time and space are contradictory. The stark reality is that democracy is imprisoned by parochialism, subjectivity and myopia with humanity being governed by a system that is does not fully understand. If democracy is everywhere and everyone wants it, then how do we not know what it means? If we do not know what democracy means, then why is it forcefully driving our politics and societies? This extremely ambitious and illuminating book offers a way out by answering these important questions and by exploring democracy in its purest form and as suchhas been nominated forthe 2013 Stein RokkanPrize.Evolutionary Basic Democracy has been nominated for the 2013 Stein Rokkan prize. This extrememly presitgious award is presented by theInternational Social Science Council, The University of Bergen and the European Consortium for Political Research. For more details please click the link below.http: //www.worldsocialscience.org/?page_id=78