The Trouble with Democracy: Political Modernity in the 21st Century

Gerard Rosich (Editor) Peter Wagner (Editor)
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Description

Western political thought has long maintained that democracy, once achieved, is here to stay. This view appears to be supported by successive 'waves of democratisation' across the world but, in truth, the political situation of our time is much more ambiguous. On the one hand, the commitment to democracy seems to be more widely shared than ever; on the other, popular will has ever less impact on political decisions because of alleged constraints in an era of 'globalisation'. Existing democracies suffer from a combination of technocratic governance and populist reactions. Global political communication has foundered with addressing urgent problems such as climate change, global social justice and economic-financial crises. By placing political condition of our time in its long-term historical context, this book radically reconsiders key issues of political thought and gives you a comparative exploration of the current experiences of democracy in several world-regions.

Product Details

Price
£24.99  £23.24
Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date
31 August 2017
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781474428392

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