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Description - Power & the People: Five Lessons from the Birthplace of Democracy by Alev Scott

Democracy was born in Athens. From its founding myths to its golden age and its chaotic downfall, it's rich with lessons for our own times.

Why did vital civil engagement and fair debate descend into paralysis and populism? Can we compare Creon to Trump, Demokratia to the American Constitution or Demosthenes' On the Crown to the Brexit campaign? And how did a second referenda save the Athenians from a bloodthirsty decision?

With verve and acuity, the heroics and the critics of Athenian democracy are brought to bear on today's politics, revealing in all its glories and its flaws the system that still survives to execute the power of the people.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781529402841
Format: Hardback
(220mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: riverrun
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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