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Post-intellectualism and the decline of democracy

the failure of reason and responsibility in the twentieth century

by Donald N. Wood

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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States.,
    • Social problems -- United States.,
    • Democracy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-283) and index.

      StatementDonald N. Wood ; foreword by Neil Postman.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN90.M3 W63 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 302 p. :
      Number of Pages302
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL973512M
      ISBN 100275954218, 027595661X
      LC Control Number96010420

      The original concept of the Cycle of Democracy leads us to Dr. Alexander Tytler, a Scottish professor, who wrote a scholarly tome from which this concept comes, called “The Athenian Republic.” This was published shortly before the thirteen American colonies gained independence from Britain. Historical accounts of democracy’s rise tend to focus on ancient Greece and pre-Renaissance Europe. The Decline and Rise of Democracy draws from global evidence to show that the story is much richer—democratic practices were present in many places, at many other times, from the Americas before European conquest, to ancient Mesopotamia, to precolonial Africa.

      But what if the failures of democracy are not exceptions? In this thought-provoking study of democratization, Joshua Kurlantzick proposes that the spate of retreating democracies, one after another over the past two decades, is not just a series of exceptions. Instead, it reflects a new and disturbing trend: democracy in worldwide decline.   As Donald Wood concludes in his book, "Post-Intellectualism and the Decline of Democracy: The Failure of Reason and Responsibility in the .

      The quality of democracy in Latin America 35 years after the start of the third wave of democratization in the region .. 17 A change of epoch: global and regional trends.. 19 The impact of global and regional changes on the quality of democracy in Latin America.   Decline and fall: how American society unravelled had been a relatively egalitarian, secure, middle-class democracy, with structures in place that .


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