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Why Democracies Flounder and Fail

Remedying Mass Society Politics

Authors: Haas, Michael

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  • Rolls out a new theory of democracy and presents reasons why democracies flounder
  • Exposes how constitutions can facilitate the rise of competitive political parties and meaningful elections
  • Applies the concept of mass society to the anarchic rise of globalization
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About this book

Democracy is in crisis because voices of the people are ignored due to a politics of mass society. After demonstrating how the French Fourth Republic failed, wherein Singapore’s totalitarianism is a dangerous model, Washington is enmeshed in gridlock, and there is a global democracy deficit, solutions are offered to revitalize democracy as the best form of government. The book demonstrates how mass society politics operates, with intermediate institutions of civil society (media, pressure groups, political parties) no longer transmitting the will of the people to government but instead are concerned with corporate interests and have developed oligarchical mindsets. Rather than micro-remedy bandaids, the author focuses on the need to transform governing philosophies from pragmatic to humanistic solutions. 

About the authors

Michael Haas is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and political scientist who has taught at several universities—London, Northwestern, Purdue, the University of California (Riverside), the University of Hawaiʻi, and multiple campuses of California State University. The author of more than 50 books, including Asian and Pacific Cooperation, International Relations Theory, and Political Science Revitalized, he now gives public lecturers around the world.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74070-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74069-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08912-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why Democracies Flounder and Fail
Book Subtitle
Remedying Mass Society Politics
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74070-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74070-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74069-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08912-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 523
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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