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The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy


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Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Preface, Jack Goody; Introduction: The Complex and Contested History of Democracy, Benjamin Isakhan; Part I: Pre Classical Democracy; Pre History, Christopher Boehm; The Assyrians, Benjamin Isakhan; Ancient India, Steven Muhlberger; Ancient China, Victoria Tin bor Hui; Israel and Phoenicia, Stephen Stockwell; Part II: Classical Democracy; Early Greece, Kurt A. Raaflaub; Athens, David J. Phillips; Rome, Philip Matyszak; Part III: Medieval Democracy; Islam, Larbi Sadiki; Venice, Stephen Stockwell; The Nordic Countries, Frode Hervik; The Christian Church, John P. Hittinger; Part IV: Early Modern Democracy; The English Parliament, Ann Lyon; The Levellers and Diggers, Andrew Bradstock; The Swiss Cantons, Thomas Lau; The American Revolution, Andrew Shankman; The French Revolution, John Markoff; Part V: Colonialism and Democracy; Africa, Maxwell Owusu; Native Americans, Bruce E. Johansen; Australasia, Tim Rowse; Singapore, Christine Doran; Part VI: National Movements; 1808: South American Liberation, John Fisher; 1848: European Revolutions, Mike Rapport; 1919: After Versailles, Conan Fischer; 1945: Post WWII Japan, Takashi Inoguchi; 1989: Eastern Europe, Peter M. E. Volten; Part VII: Peoples' Movements; Anti Slavery, Seymour Drescher; Women's Suffrage, Patricia Grimshaw and Charles Sowerwine; Socialism, Communism, Anarchism, Barry Hindess; Civil Rights, Michael L. Ondaatje; Part VIII: Democracy Today; South Africa, Roger Southall; Bolivia, Juan Manuel Arbona and Carmen Medeiros; Georgia, Lincoln A. Mitchell; Iraq, Benjamin Isakhan; Burma, Donald M. Seekins; China Since Tiananmen Square, Baogang He; Islam Since 9/11, Nader Hashemi; Part IX: Futures and Possibilities; Democracy Promotion, Christopher Hobson; Transnational Democracy, James Anderson; Digital Democracy, Brian Loader; Radical Democracy, Lincoln Dahlberg; Deliberative Democracy, Kasper M. Hansen and Christian F. Rostboll; New Thinking, John Keane; Conclusion: The Future History of Democracy, Stephen Stockwell; Index.

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Benjamin Isakhan is Research Fellow in the Centre for Comparative Social Research at Deakin University. Stephen Stockwell is Professor of Journalism and Communication in the School of Humanities at Griffith University, Australia.

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