Participatory Politics for a New Age
By (author) Benjamin R. Barber
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Strong Democracy by Benjamin R. Barber
Book DescriptionSince its appearance twenty years ago, Benjamin R. Barber's "Strong Democracy" has been one of the primary standards against which political science thinking and writing is measured. Defined as the participation of all of the people in at least some aspects of self-government at least some of the time, "Strong Democracy" offers liberal society a new way of thinking about and of practicing democracy. Contrary to the commonly held view that an excess of democracy can undo liberal institutions, Barber argues that an excess of liberalism has undermined our democratic institutions and brought about the set of crises we still find ourselves struggling against: cynicism about voting, alienation, privatization, and the growing paralysis of public institutions. In a new preface Barber looks at the past twenty years and restates his argument, which seems, sadly, more pressing than ever.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520242333
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Benjamin R. Barber
If Mayors Ruled the World, Paperback (August 2014)
Can cities solve the biggest problems of the twenty-first century better than nations? Is the city democracy's best hope?
Truth of Power, Paperback (September 2012)
Ideas and the presidency flirt with each other, but can they really get along?
Jihad vs McWorld, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by Benjamin R. Barber
Suitable for those who want to understand the challenges facing us after the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and in light of the conflict in the Middle East, this work offers an analysis of the central conflict: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism.
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Author Biography - Benjamin R. Barber
Benjamin R. Barber is Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland and Director of the New York office of The Democracy Collaborative. He is the author of Fear's Empire: Terrorism, War and Democracy (2003) and Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World (1995).
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