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Democracy in a World of Tensions

Democracy in a World of Tensions

By Richard Mckeon and Stein Rokkan

University of Chicago Press, 1951, 540 pp.

A symposium of essays by experts in a number of fields and from a number of countries in response to a questionnaire sent out under UNESCO auspices. The questions concern ambiguities in the term "democracy," the possibility of "opposed and incompatible forms" of democracy, the relation of tolerance of differences to democracy, and the "ultimate objectives" of democracy. The multiplicity of the responses makes the theme difficult to follow.