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Elite Foundations of Liberal Democracy

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 238 Nombre de pages
John Higley is professor of government and sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and chair of the Research Committee on ... Lire la suite
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Auteur

John Higley is professor of government and sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and chair of the Research Committee on Political Elites of the International Political Science Association. Michael Burton is professor of sociology at Loyola College in Maryland.



Texte du rabat

This compelling and convincing study, the capstone of decades of research, argues that political regimes are created and sustained by elites. Liberal democracies are no exception; they depend, above all, on the formation and persistence of consensually united elites. John Higley and Michael Burton explore the circumstances and ways in which such elites have formed in the modern world. They identify pressures that may cause a basic change in the structure and functioning of elites in established liberal democracies, and they ask if the elites cluster around George W. Bush are a harbinger of this change. The authors' powerful and important argument reframes our thinking about liberal democracy and questions optimistic assumptions about the prospects for its spread in the twenty-first century.



Résumé
Argues that political regimes are created and sustained by elites. This book aims to reframe our thinking about liberal democracy and questions optimistic assumptions about the prospects for its spread in the twenty-first century.

Contenu

Chapter 1 Elites and Regimes Chapter 2 Disunited Elites and Unstable Regimes Chapter 3 Elite Settlements Chapter 4 Colonial Origins of Consensually United Elites Chapter 5 Convergences Among Disunited Elites Chapter 6 Elites and Liberal Democratic Prospects

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Elite Foundations of Liberal Democracy
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780742553613
ISBN: 0742553612
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 238
Poids: 363g
Taille: H226mm x B153mm x T18mm
Année: 2006