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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221247747
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 488
Size : 1 x 215 mm
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In Favour of a Combative Democracy

Release date : 12/03/2020
~A plea for a sociology that goes back to the basics—protecting, defending, and promoting our common good: democracy—sheds light on what kind of citizens we are.


 
~The decline of classic pollical systems and parties, the scrutinization of representation, the failure to treat our recurring problems, the rise of populist, nationalist, and more or less extremist and authoritarian forces who are now well-established—we are now in a crisis of democracy. Worry feeds economic and social statistics (especially... ~The decline of classic pollical systems and parties, the scrutinization of representation, the failure to treat our recurring problems, the rise of populist, nationalist, and more or less extremist and authoritarian forces who are now well-established—we are now in a crisis of democracy. Worry feeds economic and social statistics (especially growing inequalities), as well as fears incited by the rise of great political, geopolitical, and metapolitical challenges such as terrorism, the intensification of immigration processes, climate change… Of course, evidence can also be found to support the strength of democracy: at the start of the 2010s, the Arab Spring and movements like Occupy Wall Street and Spain’s 15-M; at the end of that same decade, the protests in Algeria, Sudan, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Chili, and Ecuador. After all, history does not run in a single direction. But it is clear that democracy today is extremely fragile.
As the winds of authoritarianism, extremism, hate, falsehood, and violence continue to blow, Michel Wieviorka demonstrates how and in what ways, if we agree that the human and social sciences need democracy, it also needs them, in order to benefit us all.
 
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EAN : 9782221247747
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 488
Size : 1 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont