On Political Equality

Auteur: Robert A. Dahl
Taal: Engels
On Political Equality
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780300126877
  • Druk: New title
  • september 2007
  • 160 pagina's
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Robert A. Dahl, one of the world's most influential and respected political scientists, has spent a lifetime exploring the institutions and practices of democracy in such landmark books as Who Governs?, On Democracy, and How Democratic Is the American Constitution? Here, Dahl looks at the fundamental issue of equality and how and why governments have fallen short of their democratic ideals. At the center of the book is the question of whether the goal of political equality is so far beyond our human limits that it should be abandoned in favor of more attainable ends, or if there are ways to realistically address and reduce inequities. Though complete equality is unattainable, Dahl argues that strides toward that ideal are both desirable and feasible. He shows the remarkable shift in recent centuries toward democracy and political equality the world over. He explores the growth of democratic institutions, the expansion of citizenship, and the various obstacles that stand in the way of gains in political equality. Dahl also looks at the motives, particularly those of emotion and reason, that play such a crucial role in the struggle for equality. In conclusion, Dahl assesses the contemporary political landscape in the United States. He looks at the likelihood of political inequality increasing, and poses one scenario in which Americans grow more unequal in their influence over their government. The counter scenario foresees a cultural shift in which citizens, rejecting what Dahl calls competitive consumerism, invest time and energy in civic action and work to reduce the inequality that now exists among Americans.

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'... mild mannered, careful and balanced, but in the end disturbing.' Stein Ringen, Times Literary Supplement

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2007-09-14
Afmetingen
20,3 x 12,7 x 1,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
160 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Robert A. Dahl
Uitgever
Yale University Press

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On Political Equality

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9780300126877

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NUR code
754
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2007-09-14
Thema Qualifier Code
1KBB
Thema Subject Code
JPHV

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