Democracy as a Universal Value

@article{Sen1999DemocracyAA,
  title={Democracy as a Universal Value},
  author={Amartya Sen},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={17 - 3}
}
  • A. Sen
  • Published 1 July 1999
  • History, Economics
  • Journal of Democracy
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