Democracy and Knowledge

Democracy and Knowledge

Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens

eBook - 2008
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When does democracy work well, and why? Is democracy the best form of government? These questions are of supreme importance today as the United States seeks to promote its democratic values abroad. Democracy and Knowledge is the first book to look to ancient Athens to explain how and why directly democratic government by the people produces wealth, power, and security. Combining a history of Athens with contemporary theories of collective action and rational choice developed by economists and political scientists, Josiah Ober examines Athenian democracy's unique contribution to the ancient Gre.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, Ă2008
ISBN: 9781400828807
1400828805
9781282159174
1282159178
0691133476
9780691133478
9780691146249
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 342 pages) : illustrations

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