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The People vs. Democracy

Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674976825

Publication Date: 03/05/2018


400 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

16 illus.


  • Introduction: Losing Our Illusions
  • Part One. The Crisis of Liberal Democracy
    • 1. Democracy without Rights
    • 2. Rights without Democracy
    • 3. Democracy Is Deconsolidating
  • Part Two. Origins
    • 4. Social Media
    • 5. Economic Stagnation
    • 6. Identity
  • Part Three. Remedies
    • 7. Domesticating Nationalism
    • 8. Fixing the Economy
    • 9. Renewing Civic Faith
  • Conclusion: Fighting for Our Convictions
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

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