The Threshold Of Democracy

The Threshold Of Democracy

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Innovative and engaging, The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. explores the intellectual dynamics of democracy by recreating the historical context that shaped its evolution. Part of the “Reacting to the Past” series, this text consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in particular moments of intellectual and social ferment. Issues of the time are sorted out by a polity fractured into radical and moderate democrats, oligarchs, and Socratics, among others.

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Genre : History
Author by : Mark C. Carnes
Publisher : Longman
Release : 2004-11
File : 118 Pages
ISBN : 0321333039


The Threshold Of Democracy

The Threshold Of Democracy

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A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in western history.

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Genre : History
Author by : Josiah Ober
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 2015
File : 241 Pages
ISBN : 0393938875


Ancient Greek Democracy

Ancient Greek Democracy

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This book invites readers to join in a fresh and extensive investigation of one of Ancient Greece’s greatest inventions: democratic government. Provides an accessible, up-to-date survey of vital issues in Greek democracy. Covers democracy’s origins, growth and essential nature. Raises questions of continuing interest. Combines ancient texts in translation and recent scholarly articles. Invites the reader into a process of historical investigation. Contains maps, a glossary and an index.

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Genre : History
Author by : Eric W. Robinson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-04-15
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780470752197


Demopolis

Demopolis

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What did democracy mean before liberalism? What are the consequences for our lives today? These questions are examined by this book.

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Genre : History
Author by : Josiah Ober
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-07-31
File : Pages
ISBN : 9781316510360


Demokratia

Demokratia

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This book is the result of a long and fruitful conversation among practitioners of two very different fields: ancient history and political theory. The topic of the conversation is classical Greek democracy and its contemporary relevance. The nineteen contributors remain diverse in their political commitments and in their analytic approaches, but all have engaged deeply with Greek texts, with normative and historical concerns, and with each others' arguments. The issues and tensions examined here are basic to both history and political theory: revolution versus stability, freedom and equality, law and popular sovereignty, cultural ideals and social practice. While the authors are sharply critical of many aspects of Athenian society, culture, and government, they are united by a conviction that classical Athenian democracy has once again become a centrally important subject for political debate. The contributors are Benjamin R. Barber, Alan Boegehold, Paul Cartledge, Susan Guettel Cole, W. Robert Connor, Carol Dougherty, J. Peter Euben, Mogens H. Hansen, Victor D. Hanson, Carnes Lord, Philip Brook Manville, Ian Morris, Martin Ostwald, Kurt Raaflaub, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Barry S. Strauss, Robert W. Wallace, Sheldon S. Wolin, and Ellen Meiksins Wood.

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Genre : History
Author by : Josiah Ober
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1996-11-17
File : 466 Pages
ISBN : 0691011087


Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy

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The fifth century BC witnessed not only the emergence of one of the first democracies, but also the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars. John Thorley provides a concise analysis of the development and operation of Athenian democracy against this backdrop. Taking into account both primary source material and the work of modern historians, Athenian Democracy examines: * the prelude to democracy * how the democractic system emerged * how this system worked in practice * the efficiency of this system of government * the success of Athenian democracy. Including a useful chronology and blibliography, this second edition has been updated to take into account recent research.

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Genre : History
Author by : John Thorley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-08-21
File : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781134364596


Democracy In Classical Athens

Democracy In Classical Athens

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For two centuries classical Athens enjoyed almost uninterrupted democratic government. This was not a parliamentary democracy of the modern sort but a direct democracy in which all citizens were free to participate in the business of government. Throughout this period Athens was the cultural centre of Greece and one of the major Greek powers. This book traces the development and operation of the political system and explores its underlying principles. Christopher Carey assesses the ancient sources of the history of Athenian democracy and evaluates criticisms of the system, ancient and modern. He also provides a virtual tour of the political cityscape of ancient Athens, describing the main political sites and structures, including the theatre. With a new chapter covering religion in the democratic city, this second edition benefits from updates throughout that incorporate the latest research and recent archaeological findings in Athens. A clearer structure and layout make the book more accessible to students, as do extra images and maps along with a timeline of key events.

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Genre : History
Author by : Christopher Carey
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-01-12
File : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781474286374


The Perpetual Immigrant And The Limits Of Athenian Democracy

The Perpetual Immigrant And The Limits Of Athenian Democracy

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Argues that immigration politics is a central - but overlooked - object of inquiry in the democratic thought of classical Athens. Thinkers criticized democracy's strategic investments in nativism, the shifting boundaries of citizenship, and the precarious membership that a blood-based order effects for those eligible and ineligible to claim it.

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Genre : History
Author by : Demetra Kasimis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-07-31
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781107052437


To Pause At The Threshold

To Pause At The Threshold

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“A threshold is a sacred thing,” goes the traditional saying of ancient wisdom. In some corners of the earth, in some traditional cultures, and in monastic life, this is still remembered. But in our fast-paced modern world, this wisdom is often lost on us. It is important for us to remember the significance of the threshold. While it is certainly true that thresholds mark the end of one thing and the beginning of another, they also act as borders—the places in between, the points of transition. These can be physical, such as the geographical borders of a country; others, such as the spiritual border between the inner and outer world—between ourselves and others—are intangible. In To Pause at the Threshold, Esther de Waal looks at what it is like to live in actual “border country,” the Welsh countryside with its “slower rhythms” and “earth-linked textures,” and explores the importance of opening up and being receptive to one’s surroundings, whatever they may be.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Esther de Waal
Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2004-07-01
File : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780819225832


Revolutionary Multiculturalism

Revolutionary Multiculturalism

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This work by one of North America's leading educational theorists and cultural critics culminates a decade of social analyses that focuses on the political economy of schooling, Paulo Freire and literacy education, hip-hop culture, and multicultural education. Peter McLaren also examines the work of Baudrillard as well as Bourdieu's reflexive sociology.Always in McLaren's work is a profound understanding of the relationship among advanced capitalism, the politics of knowledge, and the formation of identity. One of the central themes of this volume is the relationship between the political and the pedagogical for educators, activists, artists, and other cultural workers. McLaren argues that the central project ahead in the struggle for social justice is not so much the politics of diversity as the global decentering and dismantling of whiteness. This volume also contains an interview with the author.

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Genre : Education
Author by : Peter Mclaren
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-02-12
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780429977220