Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work

Gerry Stoker


Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work

Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work

  • Title: Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work
  • Author: Gerry Stoker
  • ISBN: 9781403997401
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback



Achieving mass democracy was the great triumph of the twentieth century Learning to live with it will be the greatest achievement of the twenty first century A rising tide of discontent is posing a major crisis for systems of mass democracy the evidence is clear to see in reduced turnout and party membership and in opinion surveys The failures of politicians have playeAchieving mass democracy was the great triumph of the twentieth century Learning to live with it will be the greatest achievement of the twenty first century A rising tide of discontent is posing a major crisis for systems of mass democracy the evidence is clear to see in reduced turnout and party membership and in opinion surveys The failures of politicians have played their part but, Gerry Stoker argues, equally important are the dysfunctional political stances and styles adopted by many citizens Democratic politics, he argues, is doomed to disappoint because it involves collective decision making, demands complicated communication and generally produces a messy compromise one size fits no one So what is the solution Stoker suggests that democracy and the political class must create a new politics, making it as easy as possible for as many people as possible to express and debate their political preferences.


Recent Comments "Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work"

Quite a preachy book about the dissatisfaction that surrounds the political process nowadays: and why this is the most terrible thing since discovering no one knows how to slice bread anymore.

Really intresting read.


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