Why does democracy, both as a word and an idea, linger so large in the political imagination in the modern world? Answering this question, this book charts its slow but insistent metamorphosis from its roots in Ancient Greece to its triumph in the years, since 1945.
John Dunn is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King's College. He is the author of a number of titles, among them The Cunning of Unreason: Making Sense of Politics, The Political Thought of John Locke. He is also the editor of Democracy: The Unfinished Journey and a fellow of the British Academy.