Is Democracy Failing? : A primer for the 21st century Paperback / softback
Edited by Matthew Taylor
Part of the The Big Idea series
The Big Idea shortlisted for series design in the British Design and Production AwardsOnly four countries around the world do not currently define themselves as democracies.
But many more do not fulfil the four basic requirements of democracy: free and fair elections, active participation of citizens in politics, protection of human rights, and the rule of law.
Since 2015, far-right and populist politicians have been on the rise throughout the West.
Is populism the new face of democracy? Is democracy simply the will of the people? Can any existing government claim to be truly democratic?
This captivating, articulate volume explores and interrogates each form of democracy and questions whether they remain fit for purpose today.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages, with over 160 illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2018
- Category: Social & political philosophy
- ISBN: 9780500293652