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Power & the people : five lessons from the birthplace of democracy

By: Makres, Andronike Scott, Alev

1529402859 / 9781529402858
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03/09/2020
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England
20 cm 288 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Originally published: 2019.

Democracy was born in Athens. From its founding myths to its golden age and its chaotic downfall, it's rich with lessons for our own times.

Why did vital civil engagement and fair debate descend into paralysis and populism?

Can we compare Creon to Trump, Demokratia to the American Constitution or Demosthenes' On the Crown to the Brexit campaign? And how did a second referenda save the Athenians from a bloodthirsty decision?

With verve and acuity, the heroics and the critics of Athenian democracy are brought to bear on today's politics, revealing in all its glories and its flaws the system that still survives to execute the power of the people.

BIC:

HBJ Regional & national history, HBL History: earliest times to present day, HPCA Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500, JPFF Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies, JPHV Political structures: democracy

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