The Confidence Trap | David Runciman

The Confidence Trap | David Runciman

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Subtitle: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present
Author: David Runciman
Publisher: Princeton University Press (2015)
ISBN-10: 0691165831
ISBN-13: 9780691165837
Condition: Very Good. Light creasing to the cover corners with a few scratches and marks on the outside edges of the pages. Else a very good copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 393
Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.9 x 2.9 cm
by David Runciman
Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right.

In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008.

The Confidence Trap is a global history with a special focus on the United States, which examines how democracy survived threats ranging from the Great Depression to the Cuban missile crisis, and from Watergate to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It also looks at the confusion and uncertainty created by unexpected victories, from the defeat of German autocracy in 1918 to the defeat of communism in 1989. 


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