The democratic malaise is upon us, Swift argues, in this introduction to the bittersweet triumph of democracy after the Cold War. Chapters include: strong and weak democracy, democracy in the South, democratizing the economy, eco-democracy, direct democracy, and a conclusion on the "constant horizon" of potential futures.
About the author
Richard Swift is an internationally regarded journalist and a former editor of New Internationalist magazine. He has done stories from many parts of the world on issues as varied as famine and the plight of farmers, slums, the prison system and struggles for national liberation. Swift is author of S.O.S. Alternatives to Capitalism, now in its second edition; The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy and Trigger Issues: Mosquito, and editor of Ties That Bind: Canada and the Third World. He is on the editorial board of Canadian Dimension magazine. He has also worked as a radio journalist.