George Shepherd provides a popular democratic theory and strategy for democratic transition in the world. He demonstrates how popular democratic ideas have created universal human rights uprisings and popular movements, and he shows how real opposition is building to elite rule.
Building on the old liberal and new associative rights of the democratic tradition of the Western world from Harold Laski and Jacques Maritain in Europe to the moral realism of Martin Luther King Jr., John Rawls, and David Brower in America, Professor Shepherd proposes numerous reforms in the economic and political systems that can occur through popular politics and participatory economics. Of considerable interest to activists, concerned citizens, and scholars involved in the debates over democracy and current economic-political policies.
About the Author:
GEORGE W. SHEPHERD, JR. is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver. Professor Shepherd has taught and researched in the fields of politics, international relations, and human rights for more than 40 years. This is his 14th book. He has edited journals such as Africa Today, and he is currently Senior Fellow at the Phelps-Stokes Fund.