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The Real World of Democracy

Written by C.B. Macpherson

Series Title: CBC Massey Lectures

  • 112 Pages
  • 9780887845307
  • 8.060" x 5.000"
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Foreign Legal Systems


Publication Date April 29, 1992

In his 1964 CBC Massey Lectures C. B. Macpherson examines the rival ideas of democracy - the communist, Third World, and Western-liberal variants - and their impact on one another. He suggests that the West need not fear any challenge to liberal democracy if it is prepared to re-examine and alter its own values.


C.B. Macpherson
C.B. Macpherson was a renowned writer and academic who held the position of Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He was also an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Macpherson's books include Democracy in Alberta, The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism, Burke, and the Rise and Fall of Economic Justice, and Other Papers. He died in 1987.