The book is divided into nine self-contained chapters: 'Defining Democracy,' which discusses procedural, deliberative, and substantive democracy; 'Sources of Democracy,' on why democracy exists in some countries and not in others; 'Democracy, Culture, and Society,' about cultural and sociological preconditions for democracy; 'Democracy and Constitutionalism,' which focuses on the importance of independent courts and a bill of rights; 'Presidentialism versus Parliamentarianism'; 'Representation,' discussing which is the fairest system of democratic accountability; 'Interest Groups'; 'Democracy's Effects,' an examination of the effect of democracy on economic growth and social inequality; and finally, 'Democracy and the Global Order' discusses the effects of democracy on international relations, including the propensity for war and the erosion of national sovereignty by transnational forces.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Ano da edição||2003/08/01|
|Número de Páginas||560|
|Autor||Shapiro, Ian; Dahl, Robert Alan; Cheibub, Jose Antonio|