The Threshold of Democracy
  • Author : Mark C. Carnes
  • Release Date : 01 November 2004
  • Publisher : Longman
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 13 : 0321333039

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Book Description: Innovative and engaging, The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. explores the intellectual dynamics of democracy by recreating the historical context that shaped its evolution. Part of the “Reacting to the Past” series, this text consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in particular moments of intellectual and social ferment. Issues of the time are sorted out by a polity fractured into radical and moderate democrats, oligarchs, and Socratics, among others.

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy

Author : Mark C. Carnes,Josiah Ober
Publisher : Longman
Genre : History
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Innovative and engaging, The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. explores the intellectual dynamics of democracy by recreating the historical context that shaped its evolution. Part of the “Reacting to the Past” series, this text consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, ...

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy

Author : Josiah Ober,Naomi J. Norman,Mark C. Carnes,Mark Christopher Carnes
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Genre : History
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A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in western history....

Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens

Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens

Author : Josiah Ober
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : History
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This book asks an important question often ignored by ancient historians and political scientists alike: Why did Athenian democracy work as well and for as long as it did? Josiah Ober seeks the answer by analyzing the sociology of Athenian politics and the nature of communication between elite and nonelite ...

Ancient Greek Democracy

Ancient Greek Democracy

Author : Eric W. Robinson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : History
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This book invites readers to join in a fresh and extensive investigation of one of Ancient Greece’s greatest inventions: democratic government. Provides an accessible, up-to-date survey of vital issues in Greek democracy. Covers democracy’s origins, growth and essential nature. Raises questions of continuing interest. Combines ancient texts in ...

Crises of Democracy

Crises of Democracy

Author : Adam Przeworski
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Political Science
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Examines the economic, social, cultural, as well as purely political threats to democracy in the light of current knowledge....

Democracy in Classical Athens

Democracy in Classical Athens

Author : Christopher Carey
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : History
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For two centuries classical Athens enjoyed almost uninterrupted democratic government. This was not a parliamentary democracy of the modern sort but a direct democracy in which all citizens were free to participate in the business of government. Throughout this period Athens was the cultural centre of Greece and one of ...

To Pause at the Threshold

To Pause at the Threshold

Author : Esther de Waal
Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
Genre : Religion
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“A threshold is a sacred thing,” goes the traditional saying of ancient wisdom. In some corners of the earth, in some traditional cultures, and in monastic life, this is still remembered. But in our fast-paced modern world, this wisdom is often lost on us. It is important for us to ...

The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy

The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy

Author : Demetra Kasimis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : History
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Argues that immigration politics is a central - but overlooked - object of inquiry in the democratic thought of classical Athens. Thinkers criticized democracy's strategic investments in nativism, the shifting boundaries of citizenship, and the precarious membership that a blood-based order effects for those eligible and ineligible to claim it....