These fascinating books trace the history and development of some of the great political movements and economic forces which still dominate in the 21st century. Expert authors explore the backgrounds to these ideas, defining them in simple terms. Biographical and quotation panels give the details and the words of the personalities who turned these ideas into mass movements. This book traces the story of democracy from its roots in ancient Greece to the sophisticated forms it takes today. It discusses whether, following the collapse of communism, democracy will become the dominant form of government.
Nathaniel Harris taught history at secondary level for many years. He is an experienced writer of history books for young people, specializing in modern problems. He is also an art lover.