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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
Creator
Author
Subject
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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Grayling, A. C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Democracy
Label
Democracy and its crisis, A.C. Grayling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I -- The history of the dilemma part I : Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli -- The history of the dilemma part II : the Putney debates, 1647 -- The beginnings of a solution part I : Locke, Hobbes, Spinoza -- The beginnings of a solution part II : Montesquieu, Rousseau -- Solution proposed part I : Madison, Constant -- Solutions proposed part II : De Tocqueville, Mill -- Part II -- Alternative democracies and anti-democracies -- Why it has gone wrong -- Making representative government work -- The people and the constitution -- Conclusion -- Appendix I. Brexit -- Appendix II. The failure of democracy elsewhere
Control code
037938271
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9781786072894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Democracy and its crisis, A.C. Grayling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I -- The history of the dilemma part I : Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli -- The history of the dilemma part II : the Putney debates, 1647 -- The beginnings of a solution part I : Locke, Hobbes, Spinoza -- The beginnings of a solution part II : Montesquieu, Rousseau -- Solution proposed part I : Madison, Constant -- Solutions proposed part II : De Tocqueville, Mill -- Part II -- Alternative democracies and anti-democracies -- Why it has gone wrong -- Making representative government work -- The people and the constitution -- Conclusion -- Appendix I. Brexit -- Appendix II. The failure of democracy elsewhere
Control code
037938271
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9781786072894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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