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Concepts and Theories of Modern Democracy By Anthony H. Birch

Concepts and Theories of Modern Democracy by Anthony H. Birch

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Birch defines for introductory students the principal concepts used in the discourse of democratic politics and the normative theories that underlie them. He also summarises controversies surrounding methods of analysis.

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Concepts and Theories of Modern Democracy by Anthony H. Birch

The first aim of this text book is to define and examine the principle concepts that are employed when people write or argue about modern democratic politics, to discuss the implications of using the concepts in this way or that, and to examine the normative theories associated with the concepts.
A second purpose is to summarise methods of analysis used by political scientists and to discuss the controversies that have arisen about these methods, with particular reference to attempts to create a science of politics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Introduction Part 1: Authority in the Modern State 2. Nationalism and the Nation-State 3. Political Authority and Legitimacy Part 2: The Democratic State and the Citizen 4. Democracy 5. Political Representation 6. Political Participation 7. Liberty and Freedom 8. Rights Part 3: Politcal Power and Policy-Making 9. Political Power 10. Pluralism 11. Elitism and Class Dominance 12. Corporatism Part 4: Styles of Political Analysis 13. Towards a Science of Politics: Positivism, Behavouralism and Economic Models 14. Against a Science of Politics: Values, Historicism and Hermeneutics Bibliographic Notes Bibliography Index of Concepts General Index

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Concepts and Theories of Modern Democracy by Anthony H. Birch
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