9780300228922

Anti-Pluralism

The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy

William A. Galston


Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780300228922
Published: June 2018

Price: $54.99

Reserve & Collect

Reserve and collect from your local Harry Hartog shop.

Condition: New

The Great Recession, institutional dysfunction, a growing divide between urban and rural prospects, and failed efforts to effectively address immigration have paved the way for a populist backlash that disrupts the postwar bargain between political elites and citizens. Whether today's populism represents a corrective to unfair and obsolete policies or a threat to liberal democracy itself remains up for debate. Yet this much is clear: these challenges indict the triumphalism that accompanied liberal democratic consolidation after the collapse of the Soviet Union. To respond to today's crisis, good leaders must strive for inclusive economic growth while addressing fraught social and cultural issues, including demographic anxiety, with frank attention. Although reforms may stem the populist tide, liberal democratic life will always leave some citizens unsatisfied. This is a permanent source of vulnerability, but liberal democracy will endure so long as citizens believe it is worth fighting for.

Details
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN13: 9780300228922
  • Published: June 2018
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Width (mm): 140
  • Height (mm): 210
  • Depth (mm): 16
  • Weight (g): 363

AVAILABLE IN-STOCK *

This item is on the shelf at the following Harry Hartog shops. Please contact the shop to hold your copy.

* Availability and price subject to change at any time.