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Democracy and its crisis
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Éditeur Oneworld Publications
Année 2017
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Democracy and its crisis
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321.8
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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: Montesquieu, Rousseau ; Solution proposed, part I: Madison, Constant ; Solutions proposed, part II: De Tocqueville, Mill ; Alternative democracies and anti-democracies ; Why it has gone wrong ; Making representative government work ; The people and the constitution ; Appendix I: Brexit ; Appendix II: The failure of democracy elsewhere
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Prompted by events in recent years in the UK and the USA, in Latin America, Russia and the Middle East, A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to sustain themselves against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters. In each of five short chapters, he considers a moment in history in which the challenges we face today were first encountered, how they were overcome – or not – and with what consequences. 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, argues Grayling, if a civilized society, that looks after all its people, is to flourish.
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1-78607-290-4
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