Is democracy in crisis? The current threats to democracy are not just political: they are deeply embedded in the democracies of today, in current economic, social, and cultural conditions. In Crises of Democracy, Adam Przeworski presents a panorama of the political situation throughout the world of established democracies, places it in the context of past misadventures of democratic regimes, and speculates on the prospects. Our present state of knowledge does not support facile conclusions. 'We should not believe the flood of writings that have all the answers'. Avoiding technical aspects, this book is addressed not only to professional social scientists, but to everyone concerned about the prospects of democracy.Read more
- Draws on vast literature in political science, economics, and sociology, so readers will benefit from learning the current state of social science knowledge from different disciplines
- Avoids technical treatments to allow readers who are not trained social scientists to understand the material
- Places the current crisis in the context of past experience to provide a broad historical perspective
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- Publication planned for: September 2019
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781108498807
- dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
- contains: 26 b/w illus. 8 tables
- availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
Table of Contents
Part I. The Past: Crises of Democracy:
2. General patterns
3. Some stories
4. Lessons from history: what to look for?
Part II. The Present: What Is Happening?:
5. The signs
6. Potential causes
7. Where to seek explanations?
8. What may be unprecedented?
Part III. The Future?:
9. How democracy works
10. Subversion by stealth
11. What can and cannot happen?
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