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FOUNDATIONS OF DEMOCRACY

The benefits of democracy can be found in all corners of the world. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning and character of democracy has never been so extensively tested: are human rights for all more important than cultural tolerance of minorities? Is economic freedom necessary for political freedom? How are the rights of the media best balanced with national security concerns? Whether it comes to defining citizenship, protecting civil rights, defending free speech, or fighting corruption, the democratic process is always fluid and never uncomplicated. The new series, Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst political system except for all the others.”

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-3625-3

$191.60(USD)
  Entire Series

8

2017

12+

7th - 12th

7 x 9

The benefits of democracy can be found in all corners of the world. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning and character of democracy has never been so extensively tested: are human rights for all more important than cultural tolerance of minorities? Is economic freedom necessary for political freedom? How are the rights of the media best balanced with national security concerns? Whether it comes to defining citizenship, protecting civil rights, defending free speech, or fighting corruption, the democratic process is always fluid and never uncomplicated. The new series, Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst political system except for all the others.

Booklist Review

•More than voting in elections, democracy is dependent on a range of freedoms and exists to protect those freedoms. The volumes in the Foundations of Democracy series introduce and reflect upon democratic issues and how they affect citizens in the U.S. and around the world. •Each title offers a concise look at an individual issue, addressing both the progress and challenges of having and obtaining freedoms. Because the series isn’t cookie-cutter in approach, the content of the books complements one another. •Citizenship and Immigration identifies different categories of immigrants, their economic impact, and the path to citizenship in diverse countries. •Gender Equality and Identity Rights defines the difference between sex and gender before relating the historic and ongoing battles of equal rights for women and the LGBT community. •Justice, Policing, and the Rule of Law highlights the need for judiciary and legal systems and how they work in varying nations. •Each chapter begins with key vocabulary and concludes with summary questions and research ideas, indicated by pre-established icons. Students who can overlook the textbook feel will find a deeper understanding and appreciation of their rights and freedoms. -Booklist
Citizenship and Immigration

by Tom Lansford

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What defines a citizen? Who can become one? Does the creation of new citizens benefit a country or threaten it? All democracies grapple with questions about who should or should not become citizens of their countries. But not all countries answer these questions in the same ways. The benefits of democracy can be found in every part of the globe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning of democracy has rarely been so extensively tested. Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried.”

Corruption and Transparency

by Tom Lansford

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Corruption has been a feature of governments throughout history, and it remains a problem today. Eliminating—or at least reducing—corruption is an important part of making the political process function on behalf of regular citizens. Accountability and openness, also called transparency, is a key feature of all functioning democracies. The benefits of democracy can be found in every part of the globe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning of democracy has rarely been so extensively tested. Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried.”

Employment and Workers' Rights

by Jack Covarubias

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Striking a balance between the right of corporations to earn a profit with the rights of the people they employ is a key struggle in any democracy. The challenges are many, from fair and equal pay to workplace safety, and from hiring discrimination to protection from unjust firing. This book explores these issues and the various solutions that have been found by the world’s democracies. The benefits of democracy can be found in every part of the globe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning of democracy has rarely been so extensively tested. Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried.”

Gender Equality and Identity Rights

by Marie des Neiges Léonard

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Abraham Lincoln noted that governments should be “of the people, by the people, [and] for the people.” And yet, female citizens have often found that they are not as well served as men. Efforts to bring fair treatment to all people regardless of their gender or orientation are an important part of making democracy work for everyone. The benefits of democracy can be found in every part of the globe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning of democracy has rarely been so extensively tested. Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried.”

Justice, Policing, and the Rule of Law

by Tom Lansford

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Criminal justice issues—including the use of force by police, fairness in trials and sentencing, and equal treatment of minority groups—are some of the most contentious debates of our time. How do we balance respect the need for safe streets and homes with the need to respect the rights of the accused? Different democracies approach these questions in vastly different ways. The benefits of democracy can be found in every part of the globe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning of democracy has rarely been so extensively tested. Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried.”

Political Participation and Voting Rights

by Tom Lansford

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The right of citizens to play a role in political decision-making is fundamental to democracy. And yet, it took many decades of struggle for the vote to be extended to everyone—and controversies about voting rights continue to rage today. Democracies across the globe also struggle with issues such as voter ID laws, voter apathy, and how to avoid the so-called “tyranny of the majority.” The benefits of democracy can be found in every part of the globe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning of democracy has rarely been so extensively tested. Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried.”

Religious, Cultural, and Minority Rights

by David H. Holt

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The world’s first democracy, the United States, was founded in large part as a reaction against religious oppression. So it’s no surprise that the protection of rights to religious and cultural beliefs and practices are cornerstones of democratic societies. And yet, even in our heterogeneous world, protections for ethnic and religious minorities can seem fragile at best. The benefits of democracy can be found in every part of the globe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning of democracy has rarely been so extensively tested. Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried.”

Speech, Media, and Protest

by Robert J .Pauly, Jr.

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The rights to free speech and expression are a vital part of any democracy. Balancing these rights with other priorities—such as national defense and the protection of minorities—is an ongoing struggle both in the United States and in democracies across the globe. The benefits of democracy can be found in every part of the globe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology in 1991, democracy has been touted as the only real answer to the world’s challenges. At the same time, the true meaning of democracy has rarely been so extensively tested. Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called “the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried.”