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Democracy and the Fall of the West

Democracy and the Fall of the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Smith, Craig
By Miers, Tom

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Democracy is killing the West. That is the stunning conclusion of this book that tears apart the consensus underpinning modern political assumptions. Democracy is held to solve one of the oldest puzzles of human social life: how do we ensure that our rulers have a legitimate mand...ate and rule in the interests of the whole community? We are supposedly now guided by institutions whose democratic mandate ensures that they will govern in a benign manner in the interests of all. Democracy & the Fall of the West challenges that assumption by drawing on an alternative theory about the nature of modern democracy and its impact on Western society. It argues that the secret of the West's success is not Democracy, but Liberalism. Craig Smith and Tom Miers demonstrate that, since the introduction of democracy, the power of the state has re-grown at the expense of the liberty of the individual. Far from underpinning our freedoms, Democracy is in fact undermining them. It has unshackled the coercive power of the state, and will result in the inevitable decline of the West as we know it. Craig Smith is a Lecturer in Moral Philosophy at St Andrews University. Tom Miers is an independent public policy consultant.
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ISBN 9781845402150
Released NZ 7 Feb 2011
Publisher Imprint Academic
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Societas
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ISBN-13 9781845402150
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Imprint Academic
Imprint Societas
Released 7 Feb 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Craig
By Miers, Tom
Series Societas
Category Political Structures: Democracy
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 321.8
Weight 200g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Government & Constitution
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly