Democracy: A Groundwork Guide (Groundwork Guides) by James Laxer PDF

By James Laxer

ISBN-10: 0888999127

ISBN-13: 9780888999122

ISBN-10: 0888999135

ISBN-13: 9780888999139

"[The basis publications] are very good books, essential for college libraries and the expanding physique of children ready to take possession of the occasions and difficulties prior generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

In this eye-opening paintings, political scientist and award-winning writer James Laxer warns readers that our universal assumptions approximately democracy -- that it's a normal development of complicated societies and that it's at the upward push all over the world -- are erroneous. Democracy, in truth, is especially fragile.

Showcasing examples from world wide, this e-book explains the increase of democracy within the 20th century and examines the present prestige of democracy in complicated international locations and in Asia, Africa, the center East, and Latin the USA. Laxer warns that globalization and the widening hole among the wealthy and negative threaten to weaken democracy and the energy of democratic regimes -- even in international locations the place it's been lengthy established.

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