Democracy, Values and Modes of Representation

@article{Goody2005DemocracyVA,
  title={Democracy, Values and Modes of Representation},
  author={J. Goody},
  journal={Diogenes},
  year={2005},
  volume={52},
  pages={18 - 7}
}
  • J. Goody
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Diogenes
  • This paper argues that the emergence of humanistic values is not a purely modern phenomenon. If by humanism we refer to secular learning and the development of science, there were periods in the history of Islam when this was encouraged. Humanism in the sense of the respect for ‘human values’ such as democracy is equally widely distributed in time and space, so that the idea that the West, as heirs of Ancient Greece, has a monopoly is quite untenable. Tribal societies often practise versions of… CONTINUE READING
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