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The Resource Elite foundations of liberal democracy, John Higley and Michael Burton, (electronic resource)

Elite foundations of liberal democracy, John Higley and Michael Burton, (electronic resource)

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Elite foundations of liberal democracy
Title
Elite foundations of liberal democracy
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John Higley and Michael Burton
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Language
eng
Summary
"This study argues that political regimes are created and sustained by elites. Liberal democracies are no exception; they depend, above all, on the formation and persistence of consensually united elites. John Higley and Michael Burton explore the circumstances and ways in which such elites have formed in the modern world. They identify pressures that may cause a basic change in the structure and functioning of elites in established liberal democracies, and they ask if the elites clustered around George W. Bush are a harbinger of this change. The authors' argument reframes our thinking about liberal democracy and questions optimistic assumptions about the prospects for its spread in the twenty-first century."--Jacket
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DLC
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Higley, John
LC call number
HM1263
LC item number
.H54 2006
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
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Burton, Michael G.
Series statement
Elite transformations
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  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Democracy
  • Démocratie
  • Élite (Sciences sociales)
  • Élite (Sciences sociales)
  • Démocratie
  • Democracy
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Demokratie
  • Elite
  • Demokratie
  • Elite
Label
Elite foundations of liberal democracy, John Higley and Michael Burton, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index
Contents
  • Elites and regimes -- Disunited elites and unstable regimes -- Settlements among disunited elites -- Colonial origins of consensually united elites -- Convergences among disunited elites -- Elites and liberal democratic prospects
  • Elites and regimes -- Disunited elites and unstable regimes -- Elite settlements -- Colonial origins of consensually united elites -- Convergences among disunited elites -- Elites and liberal democratic prospects
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000145470
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unknown
Isbn
9780742553613
Lccn
2006007204
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000145470
Label
Elite foundations of liberal democracy, John Higley and Michael Burton, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index
Contents
  • Elites and regimes -- Disunited elites and unstable regimes -- Settlements among disunited elites -- Colonial origins of consensually united elites -- Convergences among disunited elites -- Elites and liberal democratic prospects
  • Elites and regimes -- Disunited elites and unstable regimes -- Elite settlements -- Colonial origins of consensually united elites -- Convergences among disunited elites -- Elites and liberal democratic prospects
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000145470
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780742553613
Lccn
2006007204
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000145470

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