Waves of Democracy - Waves of Democracy Followed patterns...

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Waves of Democracy - Followed patterns in which the extension of democracy has occurred in clusters of development - Earliest beginnings of liberal democracy - In the late eighteenth century, the French revolution and the American revolution against the british crown + the further in England of democratic views Clusters of development in Atlantic colonies and in western Europe A new conception of political order rule by the people Government should not exist without the consent of the people Consent of the people legitimate government In opposition to the previous arrangement of monarchical rule divine rule With the rise of individualism, increasingly political rule had to respect the individual interests of the people Feudal notion of a contract democracy was the outcome of a natural order in which people agreed to participate because it allowed fuller freedom to occur Hobbes leviathan state of nature nasty, brutish short more freedom,

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