The Resource Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice

Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice

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Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom
Title
Democracy
Title remainder
stories from the long road to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Condoleezza Rice
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Language
eng
Summary
From the former secretary of state and bestselling author--a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history. As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans.In this book, Rice explains what these epochal events teach us about democracy. At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen, in order to put democracy's challenges into perspective.When the United States was founded, it was the only attempt at self-government in the world. Today more than half of all countries qualify as democracies, and in the long run that number will continue to grow. Yet nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. Using America's long struggle as a template, Rice draws lessons for democracy around the world--from Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, to Kenya, Colombia, and the Middle East. She finds that no transitions to democracy are the same because every country starts in a different place. Pathways diverge and sometimes circle backward. Time frames for success vary dramatically, and countries often suffer false starts before getting it right. But, Rice argues, that does not mean they should not try. While the ideal conditions for democracy are well known in academia, they never exist in the real world. The question is not how to create perfect circumstances but how to move forward under difficult ones.These same insights apply in overcoming the challenges faced by governments today. The pursuit of democracy is a continuing struggle shared by people around the world, whether they are opposing authoritarian regimes, establishing new democratic institutions, or reforming mature democracies to better live up to their ideals. The work of securing it is never finished
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
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321.8
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
  • autobiography
  • biography
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Read by Condoleezza Rice and Grace Angela Henry
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general
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Label
Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3117467
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier.
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent.
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ocn986539831
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 03 min., 02 sec.))
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online
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audio
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rdamedia.
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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8E98B8E2-A5C5-44F7-86C1-85C8302A1326
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(OCoLC)986539831
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Label
Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3117467
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn986539831
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 03 min., 02 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
8E98B8E2-A5C5-44F7-86C1-85C8302A1326
System control number
(OCoLC)986539831
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