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The Rise and Fall of Democracies

At the Byron Bay Writers Festival, in conversation with Griffith Review Editor Julianne Schultz, Professor John Keane talks us through the rise and fall of democracies and empires, from a primarily historical perspective.   Big Ideas (ABC) Original Link here From the very first...

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31 August 2010
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Will democracy survive?

Democracy did not emerge as an historical inevitability, John Keane tells Peter Clarke Inside Story There are some shocks in John Keane’s latest book, The Life and Death of Democracy. First, he punctures the “democracy started in Athens” myth – “assembly democracy,”...

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15 September 2009
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Contention and Democracy in Europe , 1650-2000 By Charles Tilly

The Times Higher Education Supplement, 4/11/2005 Cambridge University, Press, 305pp, £45.00 and £16.99. 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....

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04 November 2005
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The Polish Laboratory

New Left Review I/179, January/February 1990 pp. 103-110 Warsaw. Wednesday December 7th. The eighth anniversary of martial law approaches. Foul-smelling fog blankets the city. The battered Russian-made taxi which fetches me from the airport clatters down potholed roads. Rows of grey apartment...

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07 January 1990
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