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Democracy and its Crisis

Democracy and its Crisis

Author: A. C. Grayling
$34.99(AUD)  inc GST
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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.


'An enthusiastic thinker who embraces humour, common sense and lucidity.' Independent 'Grayling is a natural educator.' Ruth Scurr, Spectator

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General Fields

  • : 9781786072894
  • : Oneworld Publications
  • : Oneworld Publications
  • : April 2017
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : A. C. Grayling
  • : 192