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A political economy perspective of direct democracy in ancient Athens

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  • George Tridimas

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Constitutional Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 58-82

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:copoec:v:22:y:2011:i:1:p:58-82

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    Keywords: Ancient Athens; Direct democracy; Majority voting; Political parties; Appointment to office by lot; Cleisthenes reforms; D7; N4;

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    Cited by:
    1. Tridimas, George, 2012. "How democracy was achieved," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 651-658.
    2. Arvanitidis Paschalis A. & Kyriazis Nicholas C., 2013. "Democracy and Public Choice in Classical Athens," Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 19(2), pages 213-248, August.
    3. George Tridimas, 2012. "Constitutional choice in ancient Athens: the rationality of selection to office by lot," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 1-21, March.
    4. Economou, Emmanouel/Marios/Lazaros & Kyriazis, Nicholas, 2012. "Macroculture, Athletics and Democracy in ancient Greece," MPRA Paper 45903, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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