By (author) Colin Crouch
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Post-democracy by Colin Crouch
Book DescriptionPost--Democracy is a polemical work that goes beyond current complaints about the failings of our democracy and explores the deeper social and economic forces that account for the current malaise. Colin Crouch argues that the decline of those social classes which had made possible an active and critical mass politics has combined with the rise of global capitalism to produce a self--referential political class more concerned with forging links with wealthy business interests than with pursuing political programmes which meet the concerns of ordinary people. He shows how, in some respects, politics at the dawn of the twenty--first century returns us to a world familiar well before the start of the twentieth, when politics was a game played among elites. However, Crouch maintains that the experience of the twentieth century remains salient and it reminds us of possibilities for the revival of politics. This engaging book will prove challenging to all those who claim that advanced societies have reached a virtual best of all possible democratic worlds, and will be compelling reading for anyone interested in the shape of twenty--first--century politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745633145
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin Crouch
Society and Social Change in 21st Century Europe, Paperback (July 2016)
An authoritative but accessible introduction to all key aspects of life across contemporary Europe focusing in particular on the dynamics of social change and similarities and differences between groups of European states and in contrast to other advanced industrial societies.
Knowledge Corrupters: Hidden Consequences of the Financial Takeover of Public Life, Hardback (October 2015)
* Colin Crouch has recently become one of the world's leading voices on neoliberalism and the financial takeover of social values * In this new book, Crouch continues to explore the themes of his previous successful books: Post-Democracy, The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism and Making Capitalism Fit For Society.
Magnus Force, Paperback (October 2013)
International Master Colin Crouch demonstrates how Magnus Carlsen was able to elevate his play to a stratospheric level and become the highest-rated chess player in the history of the game, breaking Garry Kasparov's record.
Making Capitalism Fit for Society, Hardback (September 2013)» View all books by Colin Crouch
Capitalism is the only complex system known to us that can provide an efficient and innovative economy, but the financial crisis has brought out the pernicious side of capitalism and shown that it remains dependent on the state to rescue it from its own deficiencies.
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Author Biography - Colin Crouch
Colin Crouch is Chairman of the Department of Social and Political Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute.
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