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How democracy ends

Author: David Runciman
Publisher: London, England : Profile Books, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Democracy has died hundreds of times, all over the world. We think we know what that looks like: chaos descends and the military arrives to restore order, until the people can be trusted to look after their own affairs again. However, there is a danger that this picture is out of date. Until very recently, most citizens of Western democracies would have imagined that the end was a long way off, and very few would  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Runciman
ISBN: 9781781259757 1781259755
OCLC Number: 1064786838
Notes: Originally published: 2018.
Description: 249 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface: Thinking the unthinkable --
Introduction: 20 January 2017 --
Coup! --
Catastrophe! --
Technological takeover! --
Something better? --
Conclusion: This is how democracy ends --
Epilogue: 20 January 2053.
Responsibility: David Runciman.

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All political systems come to an end, even democracies - David Runciman shows us how to recognise the signs and how to think about what might come next.  Read more...

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Scintillating ... thought-provoking ... Runciman's flair for turning a pithy and pungent phrase is one of the things to admire about his writing. The cogency, subtlety and style with which he teases Read more...

 
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