Economic Equality and Direct Democracy in Ancient Athens

Authors: Patriquin, Larry

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50348-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $70.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50347-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $67.50
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-50573-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book argues that ancient democracy did not stop at the door of economic democracy, and that ancient Athens has much to tell us about the relationship between political equality and economic equality. Athenian democracy rested on a foundation of general economic equality, which enabled citizens to challenge their exclusion from politics.

About the authors

Larry Patriquin is Professor of Social Welfare and Social Development at Nipissing University, Canada. He is the author of Agrarian Capitalism and Poor Relief in England, 1500-1860: Rethinking the Origins of the Welfare State and the editor of The Ellen Meiksins Wood Reader.

Reviews

“The book is an extremely valuable addition to the social science literature on democracy and will be appreciated by scholars in political economy, political science and sociology as well as ancient history. … P. has offered a book whose arguments will fascinate and intrigue the scholar and the uninitiated alike.” (George Tridimas, The Classical Review, Vol. 65 (2), October, 2015)

"This book offers a most useful and an original contribution to the field the field being the very broad one of the interrelationship between 'ancient (Greek)' and 'modern' democracy, and the possible benefits for modern of studying ancient. It both engages with and takes forward the modern scholarly discussion, principally by redefining and refining the nature of 'equality' in the economic as opposed to the political sphere of ancient Athenian democracy." - Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow, Clare College, Cambridge, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50348-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $70.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50347-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $67.50
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-50573-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Equality and Direct Democracy in Ancient Athens
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Larry Patriquin
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50348-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137503480
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50347-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50573-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 100
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics