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Democracy for Beginners looks at democracy's rich history in its varied forms, and at some of the challenges democracies face today.
Beginning with the rise of democracy in fifth-century Athens and ending with an exploration of what the future might hold—for example the notion of "e-democracy"—Democracy for Beginners is an important resource for understanding the foundation on which our country stands. Readers will become familiar with ideas advanced by democracy's advocates and architects, and by its critics, from Plato to contemporary social choice theoreticians.