Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2019 edition
The voices of the people are being neglected as a result of politics based on mass society, which has led to a crisis for democracy. After demonstrating how the French 4th Republic was unsuccessful, wherein Singapore's totalitarianism is a dangerous model, wherein Washington is enmeshed in gridlock, and wherein there is a global democracy deficit, solutions are offered to revitalize democracy as the best form of government. [Citation needed] The electronic book entitled “Why Democracies Flounder and Fail: Remedying Mass Society.” Politics demonstrates how mass society politics operates; with intermediate institutions of civil society (pressure groups; media; political parties) no longer transmitting the will of the people to government; rather, they are concerned with corporate interests and have developed oligarchical mindsets. Politics demonstrates how mass society politics operates. The author focuses on the need to alter governing philosophies from pragmatic answers to humanistic ones rather than proposing bandages or micro-remedies as potential fixes.