Democracy Under Stress

Democracy Under Stress : The Global Crisis and Beyond

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This book focuses on the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 and its implications for democracy. Why and how did the crisis come about? Are there any instructive lessons to be drawn from comparisons with the Great Depression of the 1930s? What are the democratic response mechanisms to cope with serious crises? Do they work? Is China a new trend setter? Do values matter? Are global democratic rules a possibility? These are some of the key questions addressed in the volume.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 148 x 208 x 14mm | 258.55g
  • Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • Leverkusen, Germany
  • English
  • 386649453X
  • 9783866494534

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This book is certainly worth reading to understand the nuances of the economic crisis and subsequent fallout. The Kathmandu Post Daily In sum, this book adds many self-reflective learning from the ground reality, embeds their analysis in the context of real-life developments, explains the origins of the economic crisis and probes into how democratic institutions and systems to balance private profits and public goods. It also tests the inadequacy of many democratic theories in the light of system change in various parts of the world, social change at both macro and micro levels, their connections to and impact on democracy under stress and strategies to improve the situation. Its imagination of the future is bold. The Reporter Weekly As more academic literature is likely to emerge on the global financial crisis, Democracy Under Stress is an interesting edited volume on the topic that at the same time is even more elucidative on the current state of political science. -- aidnography.blogspot.comshow more