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作者 Runciman, David, author
書名 How democracy ends / David Runciman
出版項 New York : Basic Books, 2018
©2018
國際標準書號 1541616782 (hardback)
9781541616783 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  JC423 R798 2018    在架上    30560400634348
版本 First US edition
說明 249 pages : portrait : 25 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical resources (pages 225-238) and index
Preface: Thinking the unthinkable -- Introduction: 20 January 2017 -- Coup! -- Catastrophe! -- Technological takeover! -- Something better? -- Conclusion: This is how democracy ends -- Epilogue: 20 January 2053
"In How Democracy Ends, David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated twentieth-century ideas of democratic failure. By fixating on coups and violence, we are focusing on the wrong threats. Our societies are too affluent, too elderly, and too networked to fall apart as they did in the past. We need new ways of thinking the unthinkable--a twenty-first-century vision of the end of democracy, and whether its collapse might allow us to move forward to something better"--Amazon
"Nothing lasts forever. At some point democracy was always going to pass into the annals of history. But few people around today thought it would happen in their lifetimes. And until very recently almost no one thought it might happen right before our eyes. Now many are asking: Is this how democracy ends? In this surprising and counterintuitive book, the eminent political philosopher David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated modes of thinking. Our expectations are shaped by past stories of democracies collapsing--Europe in the 1930s, Latin America in the 1970s--but we are wrong if we think that history will repeat itself. Western societies are too affluent, too elderly, and too networked to fall apart as they did in the past. We need to stop looking for tanks in the streets and start looking for the twenty-first-century symptoms. The real danger to democracy lies in our increasingly decayed institutions. We are more at risk from conmen than from extremists. We are more likely to see our democracy hollowed out by technology than taken over by tyrants. All political systems come to an end. Runciman helps us think about the previously unthinkable: what will democratic failure look like in the twenty-first century? And what will come after?"--Dust jacket
主題 Democracy
Democracy -- United States -- Forecasting
Democracy. fast (OCoLC)fst00890077
Democracy -- Forecasting. fast (OCoLC)fst00890083
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
HISTORY / Europe / Western. bisacsh
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century. bisacsh
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Corruption & Misconduct. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism & Patriotism. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Propaganda. bisacsh
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