Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2014

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748681884

Bookseller Code (06)

Democracy Against Itself

Sustaining an Unsustainable Idea

First Edition

Mark Chou

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Explores why democracies fail, both theoretically and empirically
  • 4 case studies: democratic Athens, the Weimar Republic, contemporary American democracy and China's fledging efforts to democratise
  • Takes political lessons from the case studies to highlight the predicaments faced by weak and failing democracies today