The Resource Democracy and its crisis, A. C. Grayling

Democracy and its crisis, A. C. Grayling

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Democracy and its crisis
Title
Democracy and its crisis
Statement of responsibility
A. C. Grayling
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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 moments 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
Summary
Examines the problems of democracy in the twenty-first century by considering moments in history in which earlier democracies first encountered the challenges being faced today and exploring the solutions they found
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600298
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grayling, A. C
Dewey number
321.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Two-party systems
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
Target audience
adult
Label
Democracy and its crisis, A. C. Grayling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9781786072894
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Democracy and its crisis, A. C. Grayling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9781786072894
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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