Two Cheers for Democracy

Barry Turner charts the uneven course for a political ideal
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


It is one of the great ironies of contemporary politics that while the western powers proclaim the virtues of democracy to the rest of the world, they themselves seem to be losing faith in the legitimacy of popular governments.

Further Reading

  1. John Dunn, Setting the People Free. The Story of Democracy. Atlantic, 2005Google Scholar
  2. Robert Fatton and R. K. Famazani (eds.), The Future of Liberal Democracy. Thomas Jefferson and the Contemporary World. Palgrave, 2004Google Scholar
  3. A. D. Lindsay, The Modern Democratic State, OUP, 1943Google Scholar
  4. A. S. P. Woodhouse (ed.), Puritanism and Liberty, Dent, 1951Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006

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  • Barry Turner

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