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The Resource Democracy against itself : sustaining an unsustainable idea, Mark Chou, (electronic resource)

Democracy against itself : sustaining an unsustainable idea, Mark Chou, (electronic resource)

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Democracy against itself : sustaining an unsustainable idea
Title
Democracy against itself
Title remainder
sustaining an unsustainable idea
Statement of responsibility
Mark Chou
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By their very nature, all democracies have the potential to destroy themselves. But this fact is too rarely documented by acolytles of the system. In the decades since Joseph Goebbels, then Reich Minister of Propaganda, reminded the world that it "will always remain one of the best jokes of democracy, that it gave its deadly enemies the means by which it was destroyed", democrats have quickly forgotten just how precarious a political framework it can be. Using the collapse of democracy in ancient Athens and the Weimar Republic, as well as the uncertain fate of democratic rule in the United States and China today as illustrative examples, Mark Chou examines the conditions and characteristics of democracy that make it prone to self-destruct. In drawing out the political lessons from these past collapses, he explains how a democracy can, simply by being democratic, sow the seeds of its own destruction. Explores why democracies fail, both theoretically and empirically4 case studies: democratic Athens, the Weimar Republic, contemporary American democracy and China's fledging efforts to democratise *Takes political lessons from the case studies to highlight the predicaments faced by weak and failing democracies today--
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Chou, Mark
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Democracy
  • Authoritarianism
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Democracy against itself : sustaining an unsustainable idea, Mark Chou, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9780748681891/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacontent
Contents
Democracy against itself -- Democray in Athens: autonomy, tragedy and decline -- Democide in Weimar: militant democracy and the paradox of self-defence -- The coming authoritarianism: the state of America's democracy -- China's new authoritarianism: a glimpse at our post-democratic future? -- Occupy democracy: democracy against itself and the global occupy movement
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CR9780748681891
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780748681884
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)887802857
Label
Democracy against itself : sustaining an unsustainable idea, Mark Chou, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9780748681891/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democracy against itself -- Democray in Athens: autonomy, tragedy and decline -- Democide in Weimar: militant democracy and the paradox of self-defence -- The coming authoritarianism: the state of America's democracy -- China's new authoritarianism: a glimpse at our post-democratic future? -- Occupy democracy: democracy against itself and the global occupy movement
Control code
CR9780748681891
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780748681884
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)887802857

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