Table of contents for Why politics matters : making democracy work / Gerry Stoker.


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Introduction * PART 1: MASS DEMOCRACY: TRIUMPH AND DISAPPOINTMENT * The Triumph of Democracy? * An Age of Political Discontent? * Explanations of Political Disenchantment * The Politics of Disappointment * PART 2: THE PATHOLOGIES OF POLITICAL PRACTICE * The Decline of Citizen Engagement? * The Professionalization of Activism? * The Dangers of Cynicism * The Perils of Populism * PART 3: SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS * Towards a Politics for Amateurs * Reviving Political Institutions * Creating a New Civic Arena * Conclusion
Introduction * PART 1: MASS DEMOCRACY: TRIUMPH AND DISAPPOINTMENT * The Triumph of Democracy? * An Age of Political Discontent? * Explanations of Political Disenchantment * The Politics of Disappointment * PART 2: THE PATHOLOGIES OF POLITICAL PRACTICE * The Decline of Citizen Engagement? * The Professionalization of Activism? * The Dangers of Cynicism * The Perils of Populism * PART 3: SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS * Towards a Politics for Amateurs * Reviving Political Institutions * Creating a New Civic Arena * Conclusion



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Politics, Practical.
Political participation.
Democracy.