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The Spectre of Democracy

The Rise of Modern Democracy as Seen by Its Opponents

The Spectre of Democracy( )
Author: Levin, Michael
Publication Date:Mar 1992
Publisher:New York University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $154.00
Book Description:

Levin traces the century and a half between the American and French revolutions and the end of the First World War, a key period for public debate over democratization. Examining the writings and ideology of a variety of anti-democratic thinkers, he illustrates how arguments for franchise extention had to contend with a deeply entrenched antipathy to democratic ideas. Only if we resurrect expressions of this opposition, he argues, and recall the dominant values that democracy...
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Levin, Michael (Author)
Michael Levin, born in 1940, is Emeritus Reader in Politics at Goldsmith's College, University of London.


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