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Violent Democracy - Daniel Ross

Violent Democracy

Paperback Published: 27th October 2004
ISBN: 9780521603102
Number Of Pages: 192

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This fascinating and provocative book will change the way you think about democracy. Challenging conventional wisdom, Daniel Ross shows how from its origins and into its globalized future, violence is an integral part of the democratic system. He draws on the examples of global terrorism and security, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the relation of colonial powers to indigenous populations, and the treatment of asylum seekers. His analysis of these controversial issues moves beyond the comfortable stances of both left and right to show that democracy is violent, from its beginning and at its heart.

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'This highly-topical book examines how democracies are trying to cope with the potentially endless war on terrorism. The author argues that the origin and heart of democracy is essentially violent and that the threat of terrorist attack is not only exposing new forms of 'democratic violence' but could transform the very character of the democracies we seek to defend. Do we have the right, for example, to bring democracy to others by force? A revealing and disturbing work that every democratic leader should study while there is still time.' Phillip Knightley, author of The Second Oldest Profession, a history of war correspondents and propaganda

The high horse and the low road
Strangers in a familiar land
Sorry we killed you
The great debate
Border protection and alien friends
Enemy combatants
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ISBN: 9780521603102
ISBN-10: 0521603102
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 27th October 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.7  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.25