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Democracy and Its Crisis

Democracy and Its Crisis (Paperback)

By Grayling, A. C.

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Prompted by the EU referendum in the UK and the presidential election in the USA, A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to hold up against forces they were designed to manage, and why, crucially, it matters. First he considers mo...ments in history - Periclean Athens, the English Civil War, the American and French Revolutions, among them - in which the challenges we face today were first encountered and what solutions, however imperfect, were found. Then he lays bare the specific problems of democracy in the twenty-first century and maps out a set of urgently needed reforms. With the advent of authoritarian leaders and the simultaneous rise of populism, representative democracy appears to be caught between a rock and a hard place, yet it is this space that it must occupy, says Grayling, if a civilized society, that looks after all its people, is to flourish.
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ISBN 9781786074065
Released NZ 1 Jul 2018
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781786074065
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Oneworld Publications
Released 1 Jul 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Grayling, A. C.
Category Philosophy
Political Structures: Democracy
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 321.8
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Democracy, World politics, Party affiliation, Two-party systems
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade

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