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The Crisis Of Democracy: Report On The Governability Of Democracies To The Trilateral Commission

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The Passions of Law is the first anthology to treat the role that emotions play, don't play, and ought to play in the practice and conception of law and justice. Lying at the intersection of law, psychology, and philosophy, this emergent field of law scholarship raises some of the most profound and interesting questions at the heart of jurisprudence. For example, what role ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published by New York University Press (first published January 1st 1975)
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Timo Modok
Jan 15, 2015 Timo Modok rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone interested in understanding the origins of neo-liberalist ideology and the reemergence of authoritarian rule in the US today, MUST read this seminal analysis of what ruling-elites saw as a time of crisis that challenged the viability of their rule.

In the early 1970's ruling class elites, centered around David Rockerfeller's Tri-lateral Commission, tasked three academics with analyzing what was perceived as the "crisis" of democracy--in the context of the seismic political shift contain

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You should read this. It is one of the seminal documents in the recreation of the American Plutocracy, which began in the late 60s/early 70s after the GOP wrested control of the racist south from the (no longer quite so racist) Democrats.

Basically, its US section explains that we have been suffering from too much democracy. In other words, during the 60s the rabble ceased to respect and obey its betters.

This paper presents the middle of the road, Center Right and Corporate Liberal views about h
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C. Scott
Oct 13, 2014 C. Scott rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"In the United States, the strength of democracy poses a problem for the governability of democracy in a way which is not the case elsewhere." P. 115

The reason this book is still remembered today is because it says that democracy is fine as long as citizens don't actually use it. By actually employing democracy to wield the levers of power citizens somehow undermine the viability of democracy. Ideally, according to this book, democracy is really only supposed to be a veneer that allows the wealt
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DoctorM
Feb 11, 2010 DoctorM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A largely-forgotten book that appeared in the mid-1970s, during that grey grim period when it seemed that the economies and societies of the West were failing, when Britain seemed to be on the edge of economic collapse and America was entering into a post-Sixties, Oil Crisis funk. Still--- this isn't a period piece. Crozier and Huntington ask a question that's haunted democratic thought since...well...Athens: how much democracy is compatible with governance? Does active citizenship at some level ...more
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