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Kidnapped democracy

Author: Ramón A Feenstra
Publisher: London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020.
Series: Polemics (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Large sections of democracy and its basic structures have recently been hijacked. By stealth, powerful elites have gradually gained control of the political sphere and transformed it to serve their own interests. The political systems of what appear to be established democracies in all corners of the world are showing signs of this takeover, which has led to widespread citizen disaffection and indignation. Kidnapped  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ramón A Feenstra
ISBN: 178661362X 9781786613622 9781786613615 1786613611
OCLC Number: 1089269320
Description: viii, 95 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: IntroductionChapter 1: Raising the AlarmChapter 2: The Hostages (I): Political Parties and GovernmentsChapter 3: The Hostages (II): The Mass MediaChapter 4: The Hostages (III): Trade UnionsChapter 5: Hostages or Accomplices?Chapter 6: The KidnappersChapter 7: Victims' Response: From Stockholm Syndrome to DefianceChapter 8: NegotiatorsChapter 9: The Struggle for LiberationReferencesAbout the AuthorIndex
Series Title: Polemics (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
Responsibility: Ramón A. Feenstra.

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Kidnapped Democracy uses the metaphor of captivity to illustrate the differences and similarities between conventional kidnappings and the hijacking of a political system.  Read more...

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