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Type(s) de contenu et mode(s) de consultation : Texte : sans médiation

Auteur(s) : Ober, Josiah (1953-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Demopolis [Texte imprimé] : democracy before liberalism in theory and practice / Josiah Ober

Publication : Cambridge university press, copyright 2017

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XIX)- 204 pages ; 24 cm

Collection : (The Seeley Lectures)

Lien à la collection : Seeley lectures 


Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references and index
"What did democracy mean before liberalism? What are the consequences for our lives today? Combining history with political theory, this book restores the core meaning of democracy as collective and limited self-government by citizens. That, rather than majority tyranny, is what democracy meant in ancient Athens, before liberalism. Participatory self-government is the basis of political practice in 'Demopolis', a hypothetical modern state powerfully imagined by award-winning historian and political scientist Josiah Ober. Demopolis' residents aim to establish a secure, prosperous, and non-tyrannical community, where citizens govern as a collective, both directly and through representatives, and willingly assume the costs of self-government because doing so benefits them, both as a group and individually. Basic democracy, as exemplified in real Athens and imagined Demopolis, can provide a stable foundation for a liberal state. It also offers a possible way forward for religious societies seeking a realistic alternative to autocracy"


Sujet(s) : Démocratie -- Philosophie  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Démocratie -- Grèce -- Jusqu'à 1500  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9781316510360. - ISBN 1316510360. - ISBN 9781316649831. - ISBN 1316649830

Notice n° :  FRBNF45472105 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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