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Democracy in Decline
Rebuilding its Future

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June 2016 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Democracy in Decline is an examination by the 'father of modern marketing' into how a long cherished product (democracy) is failing the needs of its consumers (citizens).

Philip Kotler identifies 14 shortcomings of today’s democracy and confronts this gloomy outlook with some potential solutions and a positive message; that a brighter future awaits if we can come together and save democracy from its decline. Encouraging readers to join the conversation, exercise their free speech and get on top of the issues that affect their lives regardless of nationality or political persuasion.

Suitable for students across a broad range of courses including Political Science, Politics, Political Marketing and Critical Management/Sociology.

An accompanying website (www.democracyindecline.com) invites those interested to help find and publish thoughtful articles that aid our understanding of what is happening and what can be done to improve democracies around the world.
 
Introduction - Challenges to Democracy in a Changing World
 
Chapter 1: Why Democracy Isn’t Working Well in the U.S. or Elsewhere - Why Having Elections is Not Enough
 
Chapter 2: Reforming Elections – Why are Citizens Not Voting?
 
Chapter 3: Reforming Congress – Why does Congress Perform Poorly?
 
Chapter 4: Reforming the Executive Branch – Is the President Too Powerful?
 
Chapter 5: Reforming the Federal Judiciary Process – Is the Judiciary Shaping Legislation?
 
Chapter 6: Reforming the Federal-States Relationship – Are the States Too Independent?
 
Chapter 7: Reforming Political Parties – Are the Parties Too Rigid?
 
Chapter 8: Reforming Foreign Policy Making – Who Should Make Foreign Policy?
 
Chapter 9: Reforming Government Service - Are Government Employees Efficient and Conscious that they are ‘Public Servants’?
 
Chapter 10: Leading with Vision and Statesmanship – Isn’t It Time to Re-Create American Democracy?
 
Chapter 11: Dealing with the Major Unresolved Government Policy Issues

A fresh perspective at a moment when new insights are sorely needed, Democracy in Decline will prompt robust debate among scholars, practitioners, and engaged citizens. 

Daniel Diermeier
Dean, Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago

This book covers an astonishing range of critical topics in a lively and highly accessible style. With its thought-provoking proposals for progress, it is a great resource for people who want to creatively rethink modern democracy. 

Arthur Lupia
Author of Uninformed: Why People Know So Little About Politics and What We Can Do About It

Philip Kotler, author of Democracy in Decline, is a globally recognized marketing guru, developer of cause-related marketing and author of 50 other books. Hundreds of corporations have adopted his strategies of aligning with philanthropic causes and socially responsible policies favored by the growing movements of investors in ethical, "green" and "impact" branded equities.

Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and producer of its TV series.

Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon, FRSA
Founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC
http://seekingalpha.com/article/3992608-review-confronting-capitalism-democracy-decline-philip-kotler

Philip Kotler

Philip Kotler is the S. C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the J. L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Kellogg was twice voted Best Business School in Business Week’s survey of U.S. business schools. It is also rated Best Business School for the Teaching of Marketing. Professor Kotler has significantly contributed to Kellogg’s success through his many years of research and teaching there.He received his master’s degree at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. degree at MIT, both in economics. He did postdoctoral work in mathematics at Harvard University and... More About Author

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