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Democracy and the Fall of the West

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Democracy and the Fall of the West by Craig Smith
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Democracy is killing the West. That is the stunning conclusion of this book that tears apart the consensus underpinning modern political assumptions. Democracy is held to solve one of the oldest puzzles of human social life: how do we ensure that our rulers have a legitimate mandate and rule in the interests of the whole community? We are supposedly now guided by institutions whose democratic mandate ensures that they will govern in a benign manner in the interests of all. Democracy & the Fall of the West challenges that assumption by drawing on an alternative theory about the nature of modern democracy and its impact on Western society. It argues that the secret of the West's success is not Democracy, but Liberalism. Craig Smith and Tom Miers demonstrate that, since the introduction of democracy, the power of the state has re-grown at the expense of the liberty of the individual. Far from underpinning our freedoms, Democracy is in fact undermining them. It has unshackled the coercive power of the state, and will result in the inevitable decline of the West as we know it.

Author Biography

Craig Smith is a Lecturer in Moral Philosophy at St Andrews University. Tom Miers is an independent public policy consultant.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2011
Audiences
  • Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
  • Professional & Vocational
  • Undergraduate
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Societas
Pages
128
Series
Dimensions
135x210x10
ISBN-13
9781845402150
Product ID
9704708

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