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By all means vote if you feel like it. But don't stop there. Real social change requires participation, not representation.
A Citizen Legislature
Callenbach, Ernest; Phillips, Michael
Arguing from the premise that the present electoral system is unrepresentative and promotes corruption, the authors propose going back to the Athenian system of choosing representatives: by lottery.
The History of Democracy: A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately fro...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Socialism and Revolution
Representative democracy in every industrially advanced country is in a state of profound crisis. But we have been accustomed for so long to accept democracy in the form of its outward appearances and...
Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical Theory
Lynd, Staughton; Grubacic, Andrej
Wobblies and Zapatistas offers readers an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Mar...