The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy
Re-examines the history of democracy, broadening the traditional view with previously unexplored examples
This substantial reference work critically re-examines the history of democracy, from ancient history to possible directions it may take in the future. 44 chapters explore the origins of democracy and explore new – and sometimes surprising – examples from around the world.
Each of the 9 parts introduces the period, followed by 3 to 7 case studies.
- The first book to study lesser-known histories of democracy alongside familiar examples
- Includes historical accounts from leading scholars that document the development of democratic practices in their area or epoch of interest
- Contributors include Jack Goody, John Keane, Larbi Sadiki, James Anderson, John Fisher and Seymour Drescher
- Examples include ancient India, medieval Venetia, Native America, Iraqis, ancient Athens, Women's Suffrage and the Anti-Apartheid movement