The Life and Death of Democracy

3,93 valoración promedio
( 104 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781416526063: The Life and Death of Democracy

The Life and Death of Democracy will inspire and shock its readers. Presenting the first grand history of democracy for well over a century, it poses along the way some tough and timely questions: how did democratic ideals and institutions come to have the shape they do today? Given all the recent fanfare about democracy promotion, why are many people now gripped by the feeling that a bad moon is rising over all the world's democracies? Do they indeed have a future? Or is perhaps democracy fated to melt away, along with our polar ice caps? Stylishly written, this superb book confronts its readers with an entirely fresh and irreverent look at the past, present and future of democracy.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Born in southern Australia and educated at the Universities of Adelaide, Toronto and Cambridge, John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). In 1989 he founded the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in London. In recent years, he has held the Karl Deutsch Professorship in Berlin, co-directed a large-scale European Commission-funded project on the future of civil society and citizenship, and served as a Fellow of the London-based think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). He recently held a Major Research Fellowship awarded by the Leverhulme Trust and is a Fellow of the Fudan Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences in Shanghai. During his many years of residence in Britain, The Times ranked him as one of the country's leading political thinkers and writers whose work has 'world-wide importance'. The Australian Broadcasting Commission recently described him as 'one of the great intellectual exports from Australia'. His current research interests include China and the future of global institutions; the twenty-first century enemies of democracy; fear and violence; public life, power and freedom of communication in the digital age; religion and the history of secularism; philosophies of language and history; the origins and future of representative government; and the history and politics of Islam. He wrote the timeline for the new Museum of Australian Democracy. A consultant to the United Nations and the Evolution of Global Values project at the University of Leiden and a recent member of the American-based Institutions of Democracy Commission, he recently published The Life and Death of Democracy - the first full-scale history of democracy for over a century and the subject of considerable media and scholarly attention around the world.

From Publishers Weekly:

Starred Review. Looking beyond the Athens-Runnymede-Philadelphia axis, political scholar Keane (Tom Paine) traces democracy's roots back to Sumeria and follows its tendrils as far afield as Pitcairn Island and Papua New Guinea. (A revelatory chapter on India's banyan democracy suggests that democracy's center of gravity has shifted decisively eastward.) Less interested in theory than actuality, he gives Locke, Madison and their ilk short shrift to make room for engrossing profiles of obscure politicians and reformers—medieval Spain's cortes (parliaments); José Batlle y Ordóñez, president of Uruguay in the early 20th century; the Australian progressives who pioneered proportional representation and women's suffrage—whose efforts built democracy from the ground up. Democracy thus emerges as less a set of fixed principles than a culture and mindset—pragmatic, antiauthoritarian, accepting of change and contingency and the ability of ordinary people to shape them. Keane's lack of theoretical rigor sometimes tells; his vision of a developing monitory democracy, characterized by a hypervigilant civil society, all-seeing media and viral politics seems more faddish than focused. But his study's broad sweep, wealth of detailed knowledge, shrewd insights and fluent, lively prose make it a must-read for scholars and citizens alike. Photos. (Aug.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

John Keane
Editorial: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Life and Death of Democracy will inspire and shock its readers. Presenting the first grand history of democracy for well over a century, it poses along the way some tough and timely questions: how did democratic ideals and institutions come to have the shape they do today? Given all the recent fanfare about democracy promotion, why are many people now gripped by the feeling that a bad moon is rising over all the world s democracies? Do they indeed have a future? Or is perhaps democracy fated to melt away, along with our polar ice caps? Stylishly written, this superb book confronts its readers with an entirely fresh and irreverent look at the past, present and future of democracy. Nº de ref. de la librería AA89781416526063

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

John Keane
Editorial: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Life and Death of Democracy will inspire and shock its readers. Presenting the first grand history of democracy for well over a century, it poses along the way some tough and timely questions: how did democratic ideals and institutions come to have the shape they do today? Given all the recent fanfare about democracy promotion, why are many people now gripped by the feeling that a bad moon is rising over all the world s democracies? Do they indeed have a future? Or is perhaps democracy fated to melt away, along with our polar ice caps? Stylishly written, this superb book confronts its readers with an entirely fresh and irreverent look at the past, present and future of democracy. Nº de ref. de la librería AA89781416526063

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,47
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

John Keane
Editorial: Simon & Schuster UK 2010-04-29, London (2010)
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Simon & Schuster UK 2010-04-29, London, 2010. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781416526063

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,58
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,18
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

John Keane
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97814165260630000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

John Keane
Editorial: Simon & Schuster UK 2010-04-29 (2010)
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Simon & Schuster UK 2010-04-29, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-HCL-00026165

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,84
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,26
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

John Keane
Editorial: Simon & Schuster
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 3
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Simon & Schuster. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Life and Death of Democracy, John Keane, The Life and Death of Democracy will inspire and shock its readers. Presenting the first grand history of democracy for well over a century, it poses along the way some tough and timely questions: how did democratic ideals and institutions come to have the shape they do today? Given all the recent fanfare about democracy promotion, why are many people now gripped by the feeling that a bad moon is rising over all the world's democracies? Do they indeed have a future? Or is perhaps democracy fated to melt away, along with our polar ice caps? Stylishly written, this superb book confronts its readers with an entirely fresh and irreverent look at the past, present and future of democracy. Nº de ref. de la librería B9781416526063

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,60
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

John Keane
Editorial: Simon and Schuster (2010)
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Simon and Schuster, 2010. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería FS-9781416526063

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,08
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 8,74
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Keane, John
Editorial: Pocket Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Nearfine Books
(Brooklyn, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Pocket Books, 2010. Estado de conservación: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781416526063-1

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 27,02
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 8,92
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

John Keane
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. The Life and Death of Democracy will inspire and shock its readers. Presenting the first grand history of democracy for well over a century, it poses along the way some tough and timely qu.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 512 pages. 0.682. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781416526063

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,28
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 23,71
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

John Keane
Editorial: Simon & Schuster (2010)
ISBN 10: 1416526064 ISBN 13: 9781416526063
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Media Mall
(Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Simon & Schuster, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 1. John Keanes The Life and Death of Democracy will inspire and shock its readers. Presenting the first grand history of democracy for well over a century, it poses along the way some tough and timely questions: can we really be sure that democracy had its origins in ancient Greece? How did democratic ideals and institutions come to have the shape they do today? Given all the recent fanfare about democracy promotion, why are many people now gripped by the feeling that a bad moon is rising over all the worlds democracies? Do they indeed have a future? Or is perhaps democracy fated to melt away, along with our polar ice caps?The work of one of Britains leading political writers, this is no mere antiquarian history. Stylishly written, this superb book confronts its readers with an entirely fresh and irreverent look at the past, present and future of democracy. It unearths the beginnings of such precious institutions and ideals as government by public assembly, votes for women, the secret ballot, trial by jury and press freedom. It tracks the changing, hotly disputed meanings of democracy and describes quite a few of the extraordinary characters, many of them long forgotten, who dedicated their lives to building or defending democracy. And it explains why democracy is still potentially the best form of government on earth -- and why democracies everywhere are sleepwalking their way into deep trouble. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería MM-44004260

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 36,28
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 15,15
De Australia a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda