What's wrong with democracy? : from Athenian practice to American worship

Samons, Loren J., II

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  • Creator Loren J. Samons II
  • Format Books
  • Publication Berkeley : University of California Press, [2004] ©2004
  • Physical Details
    • xx, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780520236608, 0520236602
  • OCLC ocm54971855

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-296) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction -- Athenian society and government -- Democracy and demagogues : election, voting, and qualifications for citizenship -- Public finance : democracy and the people's purse -- Foreign policy I : democracy imperial -- Foreign policy II : the Peloponnesian War -- National defense : democracy defeated -- Democracy and religion -- Conclusion : Socrates, Pericles, and the citizen
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