Rethinking Democracy

Product Number: EB00751878
Released: Feb 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119554776
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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"There's never been a more pressing time to question every aspect of our inadequate democracy"  />- Polly Toynbee
 
"This important book shows the many challenges democracy faces in a world of populism and radical digital change"  />- Margaret Hodge
2018 saw celebrations of the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which marked a decisive step towards full universal suffrage - this collection of essays explores the problems of democracy and suggests ways it might now be extended and deepened. -Investigates if democracy is an unfinished revolution and if democratic politics is currently in retreat> -Demonstrates how democratic politics is once again under attack - this time from populist nationalists, authoritarian rulers and new forms of political communication> -Argues that if we lose the art of active citizenship, we will lose the freedoms and the rights which democracy has bestowed> >

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Original Publish Date: Jan 04, 2019

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