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Ironically, the very fact that democracy has such a lengthy history has actually contributed to confusion and disagreement, for 'democracy' has meant different things to different people at different times and places. ---->>>

Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy. But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves. ---->>>

As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men, just as it was also in all later democracies and republics until the twentieth century. ---->>>

Glorious as it had been, the city-state was obsolete. ---->>>

Most of us readily take things for granted that at an earlier time remained to be discovered. ---->>>

Require... electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes. ---->>>

The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 12-17, 1915
Die: 2014-02-05
Occupation: Writer

Robert Alan Dahl (; December 17, 1915 – February 5, 2014) was a political theorist and Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He established the pluralist theory of democracy—in which political outcomes are enacted through competitive, if unequal, interest groups—and introduced "polyarchy" as a descriptor of actual democratic governance (wikipedia)