Democracy in Decline: Steps in the Wrong Direction (by James Allan)

Author(s): James Allan

Publisher: Mcgill Queens Univ Pr
Publish date: 2014-05-20
ISBN-10: 0773543503
ISBN-13: 9780773543508
Language: English
Description: Part lament, part provocative call-to-action, Democracy in Decline
charts how democracy is being diluted and restricted in five of the
world's oldest democracies – the United States, Canada, the United
Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. James Allan targets four main,
interconnected causes of decline – judicial activism, the
transformation and growth of international law, the development of
supranational organizations, and the presence of undemocratic
elites. He presents a convincing argument that the same trends are
occurring whether the country has a constitutional bill of rights
(United States and Canada), a statutory bill of rights (the… more…

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