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Foundations of Representative Democracy

Lance deHaven-Smith

Foundations of Representative Democracy analyzes a unique collection of works. This book relates how great philosophers of political theory such as Plato, Aristotle, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Thomas Jefferson contributed to what we now know as «representative democracy». Professor deHaven-Smith enhancesthe reader's comprehension and ability to identify the nexus between classical ideas and representative democracy by discussing major themes, key points, and implications found in these classical works. This is an excellent resource for anyone involved in government - ranging from public administrators to politicians to academia and students.