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Essays on Modernism, Democracy and Well-being - Hardcover , English

Essays on Modernism, Democracy and Well-being - Hardcover , English
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A tour de force in understanding the failure of democracy in providing human well-being. Has democracy ended human suffering, a task that the political system set out for itself? Or is democracy incompatible with modernity and, therefore, fails to achieve human well-being? If so, are we left with any option? The book asks these acutely political questions and states emphatically that democracy has failed to ensure the well-being of humanity as a whole. Further, it tries to answer this by exploring the Gandhian alternative to modernism and democracy in contemporary times. In the words of the authors themselves, 'We are aware that in a world divided into a number of ideological camps, the way out suggested in this book will invite ridicule and accusation of orthodoxy. However, the truth ..

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Sold BySAGE Publications India
AuthorRamashray Roy, Ravi Ranjan
ImprintSAGE India
ISBN-139789351508113
Edition1
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Pages324
Publication Date2016-4-2
Publication Year2016
CategoryPolitical Science (General),,Democracy,human well-being,Gandhian alternative to modernism and democracy in contemporary times

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A tour de force in understanding the failure of democracy in providing human well-being. Has democracy ended human suffering, a task that the political system set out for itself? Or is democracy incompatible with modernity and, therefore, fails to achieve human well-being? If so, are we left with any option? The book asks these acutely political questions and states emphatically that democracy has failed to ensure the well-being of humanity as a whole. Further, it tries to answer this by exploring the Gandhian alternative to modernism and democracy in contemporary times. In the words of the authors themselves, 'We are aware that in a world divided into a number of ideological camps, the way out suggested in this book will invite ridicule and accusation of orthodoxy. However, the truth has to be told, no matter what the reaction'.

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