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The Resource Beasts and gods : how democracy changed its meaning and lost its purpose, Roslyn Fuller

Beasts and gods : how democracy changed its meaning and lost its purpose, Roslyn Fuller

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Beasts and gods : how democracy changed its meaning and lost its purpose
Title
Beasts and gods
Title remainder
how democracy changed its meaning and lost its purpose
Statement of responsibility
Roslyn Fuller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Democracy has failed to deliver. Equal opportunity and the individual's ability to influence decision-making are a mirage, while both new and established democracies suffer a growing sense of malaise. Analysing a variety of voting methods across twenty countries, Roslyn Fuller shows that modern democracies are not really democracies at all. The side with better funding invariably wins elections and referenda, and the party that forms the government rarely receives the majority of the popular vote. This lack of representation then compounds at the international level, as delegated power is delegated yet again. Arguing for a return to the ancient Athenian idea of democracy based on citizen participation, Beasts and Gods is an extraordinary work, set to reconfigure the foundations of modern society.--
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Fuller, Roslyn
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
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Beasts and gods : how democracy changed its meaning and lost its purpose, Roslyn Fuller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-402) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: What is democracy? -- Part I: Democracy in Athens : people power is born -- The myth of representation -- Buying and selling elections -- Participation : bought in or locked out? -- Modern democracy and the international system : a perfect storm -- Non-governmental organizations and the civil society chimera -- How did things get to be this way? The Roman Republican system and the Founding Fathers of America -- Part II: The way forward : digital democracy -- Disinformed is disenfranchised : why taming mass media is a necessary step towards democracy -- Democracy and dissent : the balance between individual and community -- Direct democracy today : cutting the Gordian knot
Control code
FIEb17783665
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 414 pages
Isbn
9781783605439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905524515
Label
Beasts and gods : how democracy changed its meaning and lost its purpose, Roslyn Fuller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: What is democracy? -- Part I: Democracy in Athens : people power is born -- The myth of representation -- Buying and selling elections -- Participation : bought in or locked out? -- Modern democracy and the international system : a perfect storm -- Non-governmental organizations and the civil society chimera -- How did things get to be this way? The Roman Republican system and the Founding Fathers of America -- Part II: The way forward : digital democracy -- Disinformed is disenfranchised : why taming mass media is a necessary step towards democracy -- Democracy and dissent : the balance between individual and community -- Direct democracy today : cutting the Gordian knot
Control code
FIEb17783665
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 414 pages
Isbn
9781783605439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905524515

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