Beasts and Gods: How Democracy Changed Its Meaning and Lost Its Purpose
Democracy does not deliver on the things we have assumed are its natural outcomes. This, coupled with a growing sense of malaise in both new and established democracies forms the basis to the assertion made by some, that these are not democracies at all.
Through considerable, impressive empirical analysis of a variety of voting methods, across twenty different nations, Rosl...more
Suffers a bit from purple prose ("blatantly outrageous", etc.) and some awkward sentence structure.
The section on NGOs and the IMF/World Bank was particularly surprising; as was the historical perspective of Socrates's involvement with the Thir ...more
Apesar da escrita ser exageradamente "informal" e usando expressões mais de blog do que de uma pesquisa acadêmica, tenho poucas críticas.
O livro traz um panorama muito interessante e necessário do que realmente era a democracia ateniense em comparação com a democracia representativa da maioria dos países ocidentais hoje em dia - e os problemas q ...more
If the United States were a democracy, it would have no need for Black Lives Matter, because any citizen would be able to report police brutality to the Assembly at any point and have a judgment rendered immediately instead of suffering in...more