Democracy and Its Critics

Ranked #86 in Democracy

In this prize-winning book, one of the most prominent political theorists of our time makes a major statement about what democracy is and why it is important.  Robert Dahl examines the most basic assumptions of democratic theory, tests them against the questions raised by its critics, and recasts the theory of democracy into a new and coherent whole.  He concludes by discussing the directions in which democracy must move if advanced democratic states are to exist in the future. 
“When Robert Dahl speaks about democracy, everyone should listen.  With Democracy and Its Critics Dahl...

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