Looking For Democracy

Series produced by BBC

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Examining democracy all over the world.

Democracy is an idea with vast and almost universal appeal. But what
exactly do we mean by democracy and is it all it's cracked up to be? If
it is, can introducing democracy be as simple as changing a shirt? This
5-part series takes a critical look at the system of government we and
our political leaders so cherish. Does it really bring economic
benefits? Does it really promote peace? Can it really be exported - as
President Bush believes? The series visits the USA (California),
Cambodia, Ukraine, Bahrain and Uganda and asks wide ranging questions on the subject of democracy. Can there be too much democracy? Can democracy entrench division? What infrastructure and civil society needs to be in place before democracy can properly function? Is there any tension between democracy and religion? And can democracy be imposed from outside? Join presenter Robin Lustig as we explore the world of democracy.
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Democracy is an idea with vast and almost universal appeal. But what exactly do we mean by democracy and is it all it's cracked up to be? If it is, can introducing democracy be as simple as changing a shirt? This 5-part series takes a critical look at the system of government we and our political leaders so cherish. Does it really bring economic benefits? Does it really promote peace? Can it really be exported - as President Bush believes? The series visits the USA (California), Cambodia, Ukraine, Bahrain and Uganda and asks wide ranging questions on the subject of democracy. Can there be too much democracy? Can democracy entrench division? What infrastructure and civil society needs to be in place before democracy can properly function? Is there any tension between democracy and... Show full description


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Examining democracy in the United States: California.

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2005
  • Length: 22:28
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Examining democracy in Cambodia.

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2005
  • Length: 22:29
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Examining democracy in Ukraine

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2005
  • Length: 22:31
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Examining democracy in Bahrain

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2005
  • Length: 22:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Examining democracy in Uganda.

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2005
  • Length: 22:30
  • Purchases: 1