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Democratic Ideal 19-24

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Political Science
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Political Science 1020E
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Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal Democratic Ideal (Page 19-24) 29 September 2011 - democracy is desirable - however even if a state clams to be democratic, it may not be (with holding rights, ect.) - how do you get democracy? - how do you bring it? - Chairman Mao was a leader of a "people's democratic dictatorship" in China for more than 30 years - may say that democracy is an ideal that most ideologies espose - it is an essentially contested concept Origins: - democracy is from the Greek word "demokratia" - demos = people or common people - kratein = to rule - in Greece, the aristocrats believed the experts should rule (they were wise enough to govern) - in Greece, citizens were adu
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