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Does Democracy Have a Violent Heart?

Published in David Pritchard (ed.), War, Democracy and Culture in Classical Athens. Talk delivered at the conference WAR, CULTURE AND DEMOCRACY IN CLASSICAL ATHENS, 4-6 July 2006, University of Sydney. Click here to read PDF format Click here to read the Epilogue in...

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06 July 2006
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John Keane reviews Contention and Democracy in Europe, 1650-2000 By Charles Tilly

Systematic reflection on the transition to democracy - on the problem of how democratic institutions can be built and sustained - came relatively late in the history of democracy. Beginning with Plato, Thucydides and others, intellectual energy was mostly invested...

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04 November 2005
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