The concept of democracy is far from new, but this comprehensive volume addresses some of the volatile questions that continue to puzzle even the best of us. Readers will get a survey of the development of this form of government, dating back to its invention in ancient Athens and continuing to the present, following its development with the changing times. Thoughtful questions provoke discussion about its pros and cons, its strengths and weaknesses, and how, even after all these years, this method of governing could be even more effective in the future.
Interest Level: Grades 9-12
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 1230
ISBN: 9781622753567 (Print) 9781622753574 (E-book)