Preface. 1. Why Post-Democracy?. 2. The Global Firm: The Key Institution of the Post-Democratic World. 3. Social Class in Post-Democracy. 4. The Political Party under Post-Democracy. 5. Post-Democracy and the Commercialization of Citizenship. 6. Conclusions: Where Do We Go From Here?. References. Index.
Colin Crouch is Chairman of the Department of Social and Political Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute.
"A brilliant short text, among the most penetrating analyses of the modern condition I have read." The Guardian "A powerful plea for a politics of the left in the twenty-first century. He is no advocate of the Third Way. For him the stark alternative is liberal democracy or egalitarian democracy, and he clearly opts for the latter. Those who disagree with his analysis or his conclusions will have to make their case, and will no doubt do so. Crouch?s book is sure to give rise to lively debate.? Ralf Dahrendorf "Colin Crouch has the great gift of bringing theory down to accessible earth. Social capital theory is applied to the policies needed for civil renewal. This thoughtful book is a culmination of all that we have been expecting-and more-from his Fabian pamphlets and Political Quarterly articles on the dilemmas of democracy in troubled times." Professor Bernard Crick