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The Resource How democracy ends, David Runciman

How democracy ends, David Runciman

Label
How democracy ends
Title
How democracy ends
Statement of responsibility
David Runciman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In How Democracy Ends, David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated twentieth-century ideas of democratic failure. By fixating on coups and violence, we are focusing on the wrong threats. Our societies are too affluent, too elderly, and too networked to fall apart as they did in the past. We need new ways of thinking the unthinkable--a twenty-first-century vision of the end of democracy, and whether its collapse might allow us to move forward to something better"--Amazon
  • "Nothing lasts forever. At some point democracy was always going to pass into the annals of history. But few people around today thought it would happen in their lifetimes. And until very recently almost no one thought it might happen right before our eyes. Now many are asking: Is this how democracy ends? In this surprising and counterintuitive book, the eminent political philosopher David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated modes of thinking. Our expectations are shaped by past stories of democracies collapsing--Europe in the 1930s, Latin America in the 1970s--but we are wrong if we think that history will repeat itself. Western societies are too affluent, too elderly, and too networked to fall apart as they did in the past. We need to stop looking for tanks in the streets and start looking for the twenty-first-century symptoms. The real danger to democracy lies in our increasingly decayed institutions. We are more at risk from conmen than from extremists. We are more likely to see our democracy hollowed out by technology than taken over by tyrants. All political systems come to an end. Runciman helps us think about the previously unthinkable: what will democratic failure look like in the twenty-first century? And what will come after?"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Runciman, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • United States
  • World politics
  • Europe
Label
How democracy ends, David Runciman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Profile Books Ltd in May 2018"-- title verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 225-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Thinking the unthinkable -- Introduction: 20 January 2017 -- Coup! -- Catastrophe! -- Technological takeover! -- Something better? -- Conclusion: This is how democracy ends -- Epilogue: 20 January 2053
Control code
on1011172281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781541616783
Lccn
2018936487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011172281
Label
How democracy ends, David Runciman
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Profile Books Ltd in May 2018"-- title verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 225-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Thinking the unthinkable -- Introduction: 20 January 2017 -- Coup! -- Catastrophe! -- Technological takeover! -- Something better? -- Conclusion: This is how democracy ends -- Epilogue: 20 January 2053
Control code
on1011172281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781541616783
Lccn
2018936487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011172281

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