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Democracy in Decline
Rebuilding its Future



© 2017 | 228 pages | SAGE India

In his latest call to arms, Philip Kotler passionately argues that democracy is under grave threat. Too much money has entered politics, and its donors, often billionaires and corporations, now hold too much influence in favor of the 1%. Meanwhile, the voting system is flawed, too few citizens are politically informed, and many don’t vote. At the same time, major political parties are unable to agree on policies, Presidents are disempowered, and the real changes needed don’t occur.

Kotler confronts this gloomy outlook positively with some potential solutions, as well as an invitation for you to get involved in the democratic issues that impact your life.

 
Acknowledgments
 
Foreword by Daniel Diermeier
 
Introduction: Challenges to Democracy in a Changing World
 
Why Democracy Isn’t Working Well in America or Elsewhere—Why Having Elections Isn’t Enough
 
Reforming Elections—Why Are Citizens Not Voting?
 
Reforming Congress—Why Does Congress Perform Poorly?
 
Reforming the Executive Branch—Is the President Too Powerful?
 
Reforming the Federal Judiciary Process—Is the Judiciary Shaping Legislation?
 
Reforming the Federal-States Relationship—Are the States Too Independent?
 
Reforming Political Parties—Are the Parties Too Rigid?
 
Reforming Foreign Policy Making—Who Should Make Foreign Policy?
 
Reforming Government Service—Are Government Employees Efficient and Conscious That They Are ‘Public Servants’?
 
Leading with Vision and Statesmanship—What Will It Take to Restore Democracy?
 
Dealing with the Major Unresolved Government Policy Issues
 
Index

“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

"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

In this book author picture the contemporary world and also explained that concept of democracy is facing an unprecedented credibility crisis globally. Kotler confronts this gloomy outlook positively with some potential solutions. The author describes the complex algorithms and various purposes that store and classify data about people, as individuals or groups.

The Telegraph, 6 April 2018

It is one of the early title in the burgeoning genre of democracy studies triggered by the US presidential elections and the Brexit vote. Those of us who believe that democracy is the best system of government want to preserve free speech, a free press, and free assembly so that citizen can express their views about the type of government they want. It is very important to bring together thoughtful articles about the changing state of democracy around the world to the attention of citizens everywhere.

The book provides citizens with a systematic account of how our main democratic institutions work in theory and in practice.

Author goes on to 14 major challenges that our democracy faces and that need fixing.

GOVERNANCE NOW (FORTNIGHTLY), NOIDA, 30April 2018

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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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