On Democracy by Robert A. Dahl

By Robert A. Dahl

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The final half the 20 th century has been an period of democratic triumph. the most anti-democratic regimes - communist, fascist, Nazi - have disappeared, and new democracies are rising vigorously or tentatively through the international. during this publication, some of the most favourite political theorists of our time offers a primer on democracy that clarifies what it really is, why it's necessary, the way it works, and what demanding situations it confronts sooner or later.

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Although in some times and places the territory of a state has been no larger than a city, in recent centuries states have generally claimed jurisdiction over entire countries.  Though other kinds of associations, particularly some religious organizations, played a Page 42 part in the later history of democratic ideas and practices, from the beginnings of democracy in ancient Greece and Rome the political institutions we usually think of as characteristic of democracy were developed primarily as means for democratizing the government of states.

This proposal is adopted by acclamation.  One member, whom I am going to call the Main Speaker, argues: Page 36 “On the most important matters that this association will deal with, no one among us is so much wiser than the rest that his or her views should automatically prevail.  You then agree to draft a constitution in conformity with these assumptions.  There is, it appears, no single “democratic” constitution (a matter I shall return to in Chapter 10).  Whatever may be the case on other matters, then, in governing this association all members are to be considered as politically equal.

The main elements What is democracy? Chapter 4 IDEAL Goals and Ideals Why democracy? Chapters 5–7 What political institutions does democracy require? Part III ACTUAL Actual Democratic Governments What conditions favor democracy?  The criteria do provide us, though, with standards against which we can compare the achievements and the remaining imperfections of actual political systems and their institutions, and they can guide us toward solutions that would bring us closer to the ideal.  What values are best served by democracy?

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