Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work (2nd ed. 2016)

Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work (2nd ed. 2016)

By: Gerry Stoker (author)Paperback

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Profound social changes have made governance and political leadership more challenging than ever. The result is that politics in the democratic world faces a crisis in the 21st century. The revised edition of this highly successful text reassesses the gap between citizen expectation and the realities of government in light of new developments.

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GERRY STOKER is Professor of Politics and Governance at the University of Southampton and Centenary Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia.


Introduction.- PART ONE MASS DEMOCRACY: TRIUMPH AND DISAPPOINTMENT.- 1. The Triumph of Democracy?.- 2. Global Dissatisfaction with Politics.- 3. Explanations for Political Disenchantment.- 4. The Politics of Mass Democracies: Designed-In Disappointment?.- PART TWO THE PATHOLOGIES OF POLITICAL PRACTICE.- 5. The Decline of Citizen Engagement?.- 6. The Professionalization of Activism and Multi-Speed Activism.- 7. The Dangers of Cynicism.- 8. The Perils of Populism.- PART THREE SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS.- 9. Politics for Amateurs.- 10. Reviving Political Institutions.- 11. Creating a New Civic Arena.- Conclusions.

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  • ISBN13: 9780230360662
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780230360662
  • weight: 341
  • ISBN10: 0230360661
  • edition: 2nd ed. 2016

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