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by David Held


Models of Democracy epub

ISBN: 0745631460

ISBN13: 978-0745631462

Author: David Held

Category: Other

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Polity; 3 edition (July 11, 2006)

Pages: 408 pages

ePUB book: 1894 kb

FB2 book: 1199 kb

Rating: 4.2

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Held maps different models of democracy, from the Athenian to the present liberal democracy. In chapters 2 and 3 he explains basic concepts, such as Republicanism, elective government, sovereignty, representation, and the general will.

Held maps different models of democracy, from the Athenian to the present liberal democracy. In chapter 3, Held also analyses the emergence of the present liberal democracy. Chapter 4 is about direct democracy as opposed to representative democracy. One would expect this chapter to be related to the Athenian model but this is not the case. Held speaks about the Marxist/socialist and communist variants of democracy

Models of Democracy book. How should we understand the nature and scope of democracy? To what domains of life should it be applied?

Models of Democracy book. How should we understand the nature and scope of democracy? To what domains of life should it be applied? Or, alternatively, should democracy be clearly defined to maintain other important ends?

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Models of Democracy: 6 Models About the models Held has said that the models are complex networks about economic and social conditions of the democratic state.

Models of Democracy: 6 Models. While presenting the model Held has not allowed his prejudices to dominate. He has impartially portrayed the picture of democratic structure. Explaining the nature of models Held maintains, Models of democracy involve necessarily a shifting balance between descriptive, explanatory and normative statements. The following are the six models of democracy: 1. Classical Democracy: Location and Nature

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Models of Democracy provides a critical reassessment of major theories of democracy from ancient Greece to the present, along with the author's own prescription for revitalizing contemporary democratic politics.

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The first two editions of Models of Democracy have proven immenselypopular among students and specialists worldwide. In a succinct andfar-reaching analysis, David Held provides an introduction tocentral accounts of democracy from classical Greece to the presentand a critical discussion of what democracy should mean today.This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to takeaccount of significant transformations in world politics, and a newchapter has been added on deliberative democracy which focuses notonly on how citizen participation can be increased in politics, butalso on how that participation can become more informed. Like its predecessor, the third edition of Models of Democracycombines lucid exposition and clarity of expression with carefulscholarship and originality, making it highly attractive tostudents and experts in the field. The third edition will proveessential reading for all those interested in politics, politicaltheory and political philosophy. A companion website to Models of Democracy provides lecturer andstudent resources; including a study guide, an interview with theauthor and links to develop the reader's understanding of thetopics covered.
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This book is an excellent initial foray into what democracy means, the historical growth of democracy, and the fractal divisions that lead to its many different forms. Highly recommended as a starting point for studying this form of government.
Provides an objective and true democracy and its historical evolution. Personally I marry the cosmopolitan ism and democratic development option for the next century.
Ernesto egmconsult.com
Uni entrance exam book, sucks >_<
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While it provides useful descriptions of a selection different models, this book is neither innovative nor are the descriptions of the particular models entirely adequate. The first two chapters, on Athenian democracy and Republicanism, are more of a copy and paste thing, with some additions. Particularly this latter one is one of the worst chapters in the books. Not only has Mr. Held almost entirely reproduced Skinner's own findings, the chapter is not all that clear and fails to mention important aspects of the tradition, focusing rather on a brief historical description and Macpherson's categories adapted for his purposes (developmental/protective). The chapter on the Liberal model is not good either. He draws mainly on Perry Anderson and Michael Mann for the historical parts, but his actual description of the liberal model is very poor, he instead chose to review authors dear to the tradition. If that could have been useful, it took a life on its own and dominated the chapter. Other chapters, where the author seems to have a better grasp, flow better and are better structured, including his own view at the end of the book. All in all, I don't think this book is all that innovative nor particularly interesting in a lot of ways... . But I found it useful for having compiled and gathered arguments from several authors. For that reason alone, I think it's the best general guide available on the subject.
Held maps different models of democracy, from the Athenian to the present liberal democracy. In chapters 2 and 3 he explains basic concepts, such as Republicanism, elective government, sovereignty, representation, and the general will. In chapter 3, Held also analyses the emergence of the present liberal democracy.

Chapter 4 is about direct democracy as opposed to representative democracy. One would expect this chapter to be related to the Athenian model but this is not the case. Held speaks about the Marxist/socialist and communist variants of democracy. No comparison is made between these models and the classical model.

Part II of the book consists of five chapters (5-9) relating to variants of democracy from the 20th century: elitism, pluralism, legal democracy, participatory democracy. Then there is a curious, short chapter (8) about the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe which raises many issues and leaves many questions unanswered. This chapter does not do justice to the complexity of the issues, and does not really shed ample light on the transformation, democratization, similarities and differences between the countries in Eastern Europe. It is the weakest chapter in the book.

Chapter 9 is about deliberative democracy. One would expect a comparative analysis between this model and the pluralist model. What Held offers is a succinct discussion (pp. 252-255) on value pluralism and democracy that only starts the analysis but is far from completing it.

The last part of the book consists of two chapters (10 and 11). It is titled What should democracy mean today? And it discusses democratic autonomy, democratic legitimacy and it returns to the question of sovereignty. Here Held posits the cosmopolitan model of democracy in which a global parliament connects regions, nations and localities.

This book is very interesting. It provides food for thought as well as ample criticisms. Held's dissections of democracy and the models he offers show just how complicated the concept of democracy, and the extent that it opens for interpretation. With so many models, the reader might become confused, especially when the differences and similarities between the different models are not explained carefully, or at all. Held has many thoughts but he attempted too much. With so many trees, it is difficult to see the forest. The book would be better served if Held were to offer a few models, explain them thoroughly, and compare them comprehensively.
This is a superb book as an entry road into democratic theory. It is far-reaching but not too superficial, the analysis and interpretation are spot on, and the critical lines persued are persuasive and important. Although the solution is not fully expanded Held makes it clear that this is not his intention as this is primarily a survey of democratic theory over the years rather than a constructive thesis.