House of Anansi Press

The Real World of Democracy

Written by C.B. Macpherson

Published April 29, 1992 | ISBN 9780887845307
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy

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112 pages | 8.060 in × 5.000 in
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The Real World of Democracy

CBC Massey Lectures

C.B. Macpherson

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.

About the Author

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.