The confidence trap: a history of democracy in crisis from World War I to the present
Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crises is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisism from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: David Runciman
ISBN: 0691148686, 9780691148687
Intended audience: Specialized.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
408 pages ; 22 cm
World politics 20th century.; World politics 21st century.; Politics and Government.; Democracy History 21st century.; Democracy History 20th century.