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Western democracy at risk / Avery Elizabeth Hurt, book editor.

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Erlanger Branch 320.9 W527d 2018 (Text) 33126023039211 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/07/2018

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  • ISBN: 1534501797
  • ISBN: 9781534501737
  • ISBN: 1534501738
  • ISBN: 9781534501799
  • Physical Description: 208 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Greenhaven Publishing, LLC, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Is democracy too demanding for today's citizens? -- Citizens United has damaged US democracy / Liz Kennedy -- Higher taxes on the wealthy would violate constitutional property rights / James A. Dorn -- Smaller governments require less-informed citizens / Bruce Thornton -- Uninformed voters weaken democracy / Ilya Somin -- The US system of government virtually guarantees low voter turnout / Eric Black -- Can Western democracies withstand the recent trend toward authoritarianism? -- The ability for anyone to become president is one of democracy's greatest weaknesses / Hans-Hermann Hoppe -- The Democrats lost in 2016 because they did not represent the working class / Josh Hollands -- The Founders believed education was central to the government they had created / Alan Taylor -- Populism may not be what you think it is / John Emerson -- Democracy in the west is not as robust as most people believe / Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk -- Does the US system of representation preclude a true democracy? -- The United States is not and was never intended to be a democracy / Matt Peppe -- Real democracy takes active participation on the part of citizens / Camilla Hansen -- We need to return the power of government to the people / Jeffrey Fuller -- The US Senate gives citizens in states with small populations an unfair advantage / Corey Robin -- We're stuck with a lousy system / Andrew Prokop -- What does the future hold for Western democracy? -- Democracies are healthier with educated citizens / Cindy Miller -- To be successful, you need more than knowledge / Michael Schrage -- The media does not make up fake news, but it does have biases / Eric R. Mandel -- The death of honesty could mean the death of democracy / William Damon -- Weakness of democracy in the West weakens democratic progress worldwide / Carl Gershman.
Summary, etc.:
America's founding principles have long been held up as model of success to the rest of the world. Somewhat suddenly however, these principles don't seem as solid as they once did. Globalization has created economic growth, but has also widened the gap between rich and poor. A rising conflict between multiculturalism and nationalism has fragmented western populations and caused a surge of nativism. Fake news and filters undermine free speech and a free press. Political parties have fragmented, and election tampering is a valid concern. The viewpoints in this resource address the current state of western democracy.
Subject: Democracy > Western countries.
Western countries > Politics and government.
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