{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

27 - POS 351 Etymology of Democracy Ancient Greece...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
POS 351 Etymology of Democracy Ancient Greece Republics The Roman Republic: elections; weighted vote for the wealthy; few noble families Bands, Tribes & Decentralized Ritualized democracies Middle Ages Feudalism (clergy & feudal lords) Autonomous merchant city-states (Venice, Sakai, Lithuanian Commonwealth, etc.) Magna Carta and De Monforts Parliament in England. 18 th and 19 th centuries 1776: The united states = first “liberal democracy” = founders committed to principles of natural freedom and equality. Evolved from Jerffersonian Democracy to Jacksonian democracy and Reconstruction. 1789: Revolutionary France and “the declaration of the rights of man. 20 th century Successive “waves of democracy,” variously resulting from wars, revolutions decolonization, and economic circumstances WW1: dissolution of Ottoman & Austro-Hungarian empires. 1920s: democratic flourish & great depression = emergence of “strong man” rulers. WWII: definite reversal of democracy in Europe (east Bloc). 1945-1960s: Rise of the sub-altans & collapse of empire & white supremacy = decolonization. Third Wave begins 1970s & 1980s 1989: collapse of the soviet union and east bloc 1990s: wind of change in Africa and demise of apartheid mid 1990s-2009: Indonesian Revolution Minimalist/Narrow/Representative Democracy (Schumpeterian) Citizens give teams of leaders the right to rule in periodic elections Contending Conceptions Polyarchy (Robert dahl) Role of Citizens
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
o Formulate preferences Institutions: certain set of institutions & procedures leading to democracy: Elected officials Free and fair elections Inclusive sufferage Right to run for office Freedom of expression Alternative info Associational Deliberative Democracy: democracy – govt. by discussion; laws and policies based on reasons/arguments acceptable by all citizens Radical: make visible and challenge hierarchical and oppressive power relations in society by allowing for difference, dissent and antagonisms in decision-making process.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}