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Whose democracy?

nationalism, religion, and the doctrine of collective rights in post-1989 Eastern Europe
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers , Lanham, Md
Nationalism -- Europe, Eastern, Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989-, Europe, Eastern -- Ethnic rela

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StatementSabrina P. Ramet.
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LC ClassificationsDJK51 .R35 1997
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Paginationxii, 233 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL662337M
ISBN 100847683230, 0847683249
LC Control Number97007819

Whose Democracy. is classic Ramet. It is often impressive in its scope and ambition. (Habsburg) Ramet takes a strong philosophical and moral stand against regimes that violate human rights and freedoms This book is not only an excellent, brief survey of how certain East European governments lost their moral compass, but also a Cited by: The years since the collapse of communism in have witnessed a dangerous renewal of religious intolerance and nationalist demands across Eastern Europe.

In this provocative application of moral philosophy to contemporary political processes, Sabrina P. Ramet draws upon the literature of Natural Law to demonstrate that liberal democracy depends on a delicate balance between individual and.

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A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.

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