By Richard Swift
Following the industrial meltdown and the triumph of Barack Obama, have the probabilities of real democracy improved?
In this up to date version of The No-Nonsense consultant to Democracy, Richard fast explores how democracy has been constricted and deformed by way of financial energy agents and a self-serving political classification from Birmingham to Bangalore. He considers the various instruments humans in strength have used to control democratic rules, corresponding to freedom, to their advantage.
The e-book comprises chapter-length discussions of themes akin to the commercial meltdown, Barack Obama, eco-democracy, democratizing the economic climate, and democracy within the worldwide south. it's also a advisor to the wealthy range of different types of elected govt, and it comprises sensible principles for empowering modern day electorate round the world.
Richard Swift was once co-editor for the New Internationalist journal from 1984 to 2007 and lives in Toronto. He has written and broadcast on questions of ecology and democracy for lots of years.