• Title: Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition
  • Author: Robert A. Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780300015652
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • Polyarchy Participation and Opposition Amidst all the emotional uproar about democracy and the widespread talk of revolution comes this clear call to reason a mind stretching book that equips the young and the old suddenly to see an ageles
    Amidst all the emotional uproar about democracy and the widespread talk of revolution comes this clear call to reason a mind stretching book that equips the young and the old suddenly to see an ageless problem of society in a new and exciting way Everything Dahl says can be applied in a fascinating way to the governing of any human enterprise involving than one persoAmidst all the emotional uproar about democracy and the widespread talk of revolution comes this clear call to reason a mind stretching book that equips the young and the old suddenly to see an ageless problem of society in a new and exciting way Everything Dahl says can be applied in a fascinating way to the governing of any human enterprise involving than one person whether it is a nation state, a political party, a business firm, or a university.

    One Reply to “Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition”

    1. Dahl argues that the term 'polyarchy' is a more accurate description than 'democracy' when it comes to most countries we tend to call democracies (he also has a very high bar for what it would be required for a country to be a democracy - and most countries in the world wouldn't qualify), and it's an important distinction. We throw around words like democracy, the public interest, and special interests without stopping to properly understand what we mean by each of these terms. I approached this [...]

    2. 1971 geschrieben und immer noch eine frische, unideologische Quelle, um über Demokratie nachzudenken. Robert Dahl wird mit seiner Definition von Polyarchy bis heute vor den Karren prozeduraler Demokratietheorien gespannt. Dies ist jedoch nur eine Facette dieses Buches und beim Lesen entdeckt man, dass Dahls Vorstellung von Demokratie weit umfassender war als die der vielen Demokratietheoretiker, die in seine Fussstapfen getreten sind.

    3. It is a great read. I am still thinking about the structure of societies and how some succeed to finally become democratic and other continue to struggle. I am thinking of reading more by Dahl to understand his thesis.

    4. I found lots of interesting thoughts and facts that made me reconsider my perception of democracy.Would read it again later.

    5. Robert Dahl is a major thinker, exploring democracy, pluralism, and polyarchy (interlinked notions). This book focuses on his concept of polyarchy, laying out the dynamics of this perspective. . . .

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