In Defence of Democracy

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Should Brexit or Trump cause us to doubt our faith in democracy? Are the people too ignorant or stupid to rule? Numerous commentators are seriously arguing that the answer to these questions might be yes . In this take-no-prisoners book, Canadian…
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    Should Brexit or Trump cause us to doubt our faith in democracy? Are the people too ignorant or stupid to rule? Numerous commentators are seriously arguing that the answer to these questions might be yes . In this take-no-prisoners book, Canadian- Irish author Roslyn Fuller kicks these anti-democrats where it hurts the most the facts. Fuller shows how many academics, journalists and politicians have embraced the idea that there can be too much democracy , and deftly unravels their attempts to end majority rule, whether through limiting the franchise, pursuing Chinese meritocracy or confining participation to random legislation panels. She shows that Trump, Brexit or whatever other political event you may have disapproved of recently aren t doing half the damage to democracy that elite self-righteousness and corruption are. In fact, argues Fuller, there are real reasons to be optimistic. Ancient methods can be combined with modern technology to revitalize democracy and allow the people to truly rule. In Defence of Democracy is a witty and energetic contribution to the debate on the future of democracy.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2019
    Forlag
    Wiley
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781509533152
    Sider
    216
    Emne
    Political science & theory, Political structures: democracy, Social & political philosophy

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