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- DescriptionWhen does democracy work well, and why? Is democracy the best form of government? These questions are of supreme importance as the United States seeks to promote its democratic values abroad. This book looks at ancient Athens to explain how and why directly democratic government by the people produces wealth, power, and security.
- Author BiographyJosiah Ober is the Constantine Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. His books include Athenian Legacies, Political Dissent in Democratic Athens, and Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens (all Princeton).
- PrizesWinner of Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Classics and Ancient History 2008 (United States). Short-listed for Hessell-Tiltman, Prize English PE 2010 (UK).
- Author(s)Josiah Ober
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication04/04/2010
- GenrePolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note15 halftones. 9 line illus. 19 tables.
- Weight510 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
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