No-No Guide to Democracy

By Richard Swift

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  • A crash course on economic injustices and why they continue to happen
  • Useful thoughts on the challenges of democracy
  • 110 x 180 mm, paperback
  • 144 pages

For anyone who wants a lucid, factual, reliable guide to some of the most important issues of our time, I strongly recommend you check out the No-Nonsense Guides.

Howard Zinn, social activist and author of A People’s History of America

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Utne Reader's nomination of NI for Best International Coverage - annual Independent Press Awards, 2010 - an award that New Internationalist has won on eight previous occasions.

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Following the economic meltdown and the triumph of Barack Obama, have the chances of genuine democracy improved?

This updated edition of the No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy explores how democracy has been constricted and deformed by economic power-brokers and a self-serving political class from Birmingham to Bangalore, considering along the way the different tools people in power have used to manipulate democratic principles, such as freedom, to their advantage.

The book includes chapter-length discussions of topics such as the economic meltdown, Barack Obama, eco-democracy, democratizing the economy and democracy in the global south. It is also a guide to the rich diversity of forms of elected government and contains practical ideas for empowering today's voters around the world.

Diagrams, charts and graphs used throughout to illustrate key information.

Also available in eBook version here.

Richard Swift was co-editor for the New Internationalist magazine from 1984 to 2007 and is based in Toronto. He has written and broadcast on questions of ecology and democracy for many years.

ISBN / Barcode: 9781906523305

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