David Beetham and Kevin Boyle,
What is democracy? Why Should we value it? What is the relation between democracy and individual rights? Is majority rule always democratic? Why do we have political parties? Are some electoral systems more democrat than others? What is the relation between nationalism and democracy, or democracy and a market economy? How can democracy be maintained and improved? what difference does it make to ordinary people? what is its future?
These are only some of the questions addressed in this book. Its authors were specially commissioned by UNESCO to assemble eighty of the most pressing question about democracy in the world today, and to provide clear and authoritative answers to them.