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Description - The Encyclopedia of Democracy by Seymour Martin Lipset

With more than 400 entries the Encyclopedia of Democracy is the most comprehensive reference work available on the history and current state of democratic systems of government worldwide. Led by a prestigious editorial board, over 200 distinguished international scholars have produced an exhaustive survey of the key themes and issues of democratic theory and practice, from its beginnings in classical Greece to recent developments around the world, including the overthrow of communism in eastern Europe, the end of apartheid in South Africa, the issue of sovereignty in the European Union and the worldwide impact of mass media on democratic systems. Structure Entries range from 300-word definitions to essay length treatments of over 8,000 words and offer both description and analysis of democratic philosophies and concepts, historical eras and events. Democratic traditions and institutions in specific countries and regions are also provided as are biographies of prominent individuals involved in the formulation and implementation of democratic systems of government.
Throughout the Encyclopedia, entry bibliographies refer the reader to additional sources whilst thorough cross-referencing and a comprehensive index allow the user to access information with the minimum of effort in the minimum of time. Over 200 carefully selected illustrations, including maps, line diagrams and photographs complement the text's coverage. Editorial Board: Professor Larry Diamond, Hoover Institution; Professor Ada W. Finifter, Michigan State University; Professor Gail W. Lapidus, University of California a

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415124263
ISBN-10: 0415124263
Format: Hardback
(297mm x 210mm x mm)
Pages: 1840
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Seymour Martin Lipset

Seymour Martin Lipset is Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University and Munro Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University. He is former president of the American Political Science Association and of the American Sociological Association. He is the author of over 20 books and nearly 400 articles.

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