The EU referendum in the UK and Trump's victory in the USA sent shockwaves through our democratic systems. In Democracy and Its Crisis A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to hold up against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters.
First he considers those moments in history when the challenges we face today were first encountered and what solutions were found. Then he lays bare the specific threats facing democracy today.
The paperback edition includes new material on the reforms that are needed to make our system truly democratic.
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A. C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy and Master of the New College of the Humanities, London. Among his many books are Towards the Light: The Story of the Struggle for Liberty and Rights that Made the Modern West, Liberty in the Age of Terror, The God Argument and The Age of Genius. He has been a regular contributor to The Times, Financial Times, Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Economist, New Statesman, Prospectand New European. He appears frequently on radio and TV, including Newsnight and CNN News, and is a popular speaker at festivals and debates. He lives in London.
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