Defending Politics: Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century

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If the twentieth century witnessed the triumph of democracy then something appears to have gone seriously wrong. Citizens around the world have become distrustful of politicians, sceptical about democratic institutions, and disillusioned about the capacity of democratic politics to resolve pressing social concerns. This shift in global attitudes has been explored in a vast body of writing that examines the existence of 'disaffected democrats' and 'democratic deficits'. Defending Politics meets this contemporary pessimism ...

Defending Politics: Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199669042

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Defending Politics: Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199644421

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