Has Democracy Failed?: Primers for the 21st Century

Category: Book
By (author): Dasandi, Niheer
Series: Big Ideas
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / Political
  PHILOSOPHY / Social
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: September 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 0.00in x 0.00in
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From The Publisher*Only four countries around the world do not currently define themselves as democracies. However, many more do not fulfill 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. Recently, 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?

In Has Democracy Failed?, writer Niheer Dasandi, an expert in government and political science, investigates these questions with careful consideration. This captivating, articulate volume in the "Big Idea" series explores the state of democracy today and whether it remains a viable form of government. 

Biographical NoteNiheer Dasandi is a Fellow in the School of Government and Political Science at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has written a number of academic papers and articles for national newspapers, including the Guardian.