Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Albert Weale
    Pages 19-39
  3. Albert Weale
    Pages 40-61
  4. Albert Weale
    Pages 62-83
  5. Albert Weale
    Pages 84-105
  6. Albert Weale
    Pages 106-123
  7. Albert Weale
    Pages 124-147
  8. Albert Weale
    Pages 148-166
  9. Albert Weale
    Pages 167-188
  10. Albert Weale
    Pages 189-210
  11. Albert Weale
    Pages 211-218
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 219-236

About this book


In this wide-ranging text, Albert Weale clearly identifies the main arguments about democracy and distinguishes carefully the broad range of conceptions of the term from participationist to elitist. He proceeds to consider in detail seven key issues in relation to which, he argues, these conceptions can be distinguished, concluding with a discussion of the obligations of democratic citizenship and an evaluation of contending theoretical perspectives.


autonomy democracy political theory

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Albert Weale 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-56755-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27291-4
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