TITLE

Democracy and Its Global Roots

AUTHOR(S)
Sen, Amartya
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;10/6/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 14, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Considers the differences between democratization and Westernization. Ambiguity in the goals of United States occupation of Iraq; Limitations of the application of democracy to developing nations; Cultural considerations of democratization; Advantages of democracy, such as voting and pluralism; Consideration of democracy as a Western concept; Toleration in non-Western countries; Centrality of public reasoning in democracy; Consideration of life expectancy rates in China and India since the mid-20th century, an example that bears out the advantages of democracy in non-Western nations; Roots of this confusion.
ACCESSION #
10943810

 

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