Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2019 edition
Democracy is in crisis because voices of the people are ignored due to a politics of mass society. After demonstrating how the French 4th Republic failed; wherein Singapore’s totalitarianism is a dangerous model; Washington is enmeshed in gridlock; and there is a global democracy deficit; solutions are offered to revitalize democracy as the best form of government. The ebook; 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 but instead are concerned with corporate interests and have developed oligarchical mindsets. Rather than micro-remedy bandaids; the author focuses on the need to transform governing philosophies from pragmatic to humanistic solutions.