Democracy in Decline: Steps in the Wrong Direction

Democracy in Decline: Steps in the Wrong Direction

by James Allan
     
 

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A lament on the inroads that over-powerful judges and international law are making into democratic decision-making.See more details below

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A lament on the inroads that over-powerful judges and international law are making into democratic decision-making.

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“As a trenchant opponent of the so-called Bill of Rights approach to democracy, whereby ever-increasing decisions are handed over to unelected judges (oddly, in the name of expanding liberty), I have frequently been attracted to James Allan’s ideas on that subject. His latest book Democracy In Decline is a thoughtful contribution to this debate. It is disturbing that, even in the Anglosphere nations he discusses, too much power has been given to unelected and, in the case of the European Union, supra national bodies.” The Honourable John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia

"Something very odd is going on. The core anglophone democracies - among the oldest, most stable, constitutionally-evolved societies on earth, and the indispensable members of that small group of western nations which resisted the totalitarian temptations

“Democracy in Decline is vigorous, energetic, independent-minded and full of boisterous good humour. It has relentless drive. It never loses sight of the main elements of the argument. For those whose worldview is shaped by academia, by the public service

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ISBN-13:
9780773543508
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2014
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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