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

Democracy and its crisis, A. C. Grayling

Label
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grayling, A. C
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.G73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Populism
  • Two-party systems
  • Party affiliation
  • Democracy
  • Party affiliation
  • Populism
  • Two-party systems
Target audience
adult
Label
Democracy and its crisis, A. C. Grayling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-216) 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
Contents
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
Control code
ocn982093691
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9781786072894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781786072894
  • (OCoLC)982093691
Label
Democracy and its crisis, A. C. Grayling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-216) 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
Contents
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
Control code
ocn982093691
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9781786072894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781786072894
  • (OCoLC)982093691

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