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Democracy From Then to Now

Democracy From Then to Now

by Eric Nilsen

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Explore the riveting journey of democracy in "Democracy From Then to Now" by Eric Nilsen. Uncover the roots of democracy through ancient political figures and their profound influence on modern political systems. Delve into the evolution of democratic ideals from the ancient Greeks to the present day, unraveling the intricate tapestry of democracy's development. Discover the profound impact of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, the emergence of modern parliamentary systems, and the enduring legacy of the Roman Republic. Gain insights into the current state of democracy globally, and learn how threats are challenging democratic principles. Engaging and insightful, this book offers a comprehensive exploration of democracy's past, present, and future. Pick up your copy today and embark on a thought-provoking journey through the evolution of democracy.

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Discover the fascinating evolution of democracy from then until now – the influence of ancient figures, and the origins of today’s political systems.

Now more than ever, Democracy has become a compelling conversation topic. But have you ever wondered what has shaped the political systems that govern many societies today?

Are you curious about the history of democracy? Or do you wonder how some of the democratic policies developed through the ages? Or maybe you wonder how democracies die?

Many people might believe the start of democracy to be the establishment of the United States of America as it threw off the shackles of British rule.

Some may even be familiar with the fact that those democratic ideals can be traced back to the teachings and practices of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

But is that all there is to it?

Studying history will help give you a better understanding of the origins of democracy, how it shaped our current laws and policies, and how democracy works now.

Which begs the question: what does history tell us about democracy? And what does it tell us about democracy in the US now?

Where did democracy start? How did it develop? What inspired and ignited an entire democratic system to govern societies?

In order to understand today's democracy, we need to start from its earliest beginnings by understanding the works of the ancient philosophers who laid the foundations of democracy from the early days.

Even looking at the democracy around the world today, it's clear that there are degrees to which countries choose to adhere or stray from democratic ideals.

Understanding where these ideals developed from and the development of democracy over time is essential to determining what endangers these ideals in the present.

Drawing from recent research and critical arguments on the development of democracy, within these pages, you'll discover:

The early years of democracy and the evolution of democracy through the ages
Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle – Greek philosophers whose contributions to political theory helped to shape democracy as we now know it today
The democratic ideas in Ancient Romethat helped design some of the foundations of modern governments
The emergency of a modern parliamentary system that resulted from reforms throughout the Medieval Ages
How the Roman Republic created a legacy that continues to endure – and what we can learn from its downfall
The evidence that shows widely held beliefs about democracy in the Medieval Era may be mistaken
The roots of America’s democracy and democracy in America now
Case studies - a comparison of democracies around the world today to explore why some countries are fully democratic while others are heavily authoritarian
The rising threats to democracy jeopardizing the systems that have been in place in some form for centuries

And much more.

Democracy has reshaped society from oppressive and authoritarian systems to a more egalitarian one, but the work is still not done.

Even today, democracy is still a work in progress, and it will continue to transform as civilizations grow and develop.

By understanding the principles behind Democracy and its evolution worldwide, we have a better chance of achieving "a government of the people, by the people, and for the people."

If you're ready to study the history of democracy today, then scroll up and grab your copy of Democracy From Then to Now.

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