Book The end of authority : how a loss of legitimacy and broken trust are endangering our future / Douglas E. Schoen.
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Call Number JC497 .S36 2013
Media class: Book
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442220317 1442220317
Extent: v, 261 pages: illustrations ; 24 cm
"Douglas E. Schoen systematically analyzes the leadership crises facing democracies and autocratic governments alike. He presents a firsthand, detailed assessment for why this collapse in trust happened; and offers a comprehensive blueprint for how we can restore public trust in government and economic institutions in a world of division, dissension, and governments clearly lacking in responsiveness to citizen concerns. Schoen outlines bold and clear solutions and offers practical steps to fix our democracy and rebuild international institutions"--Publisher's web site.
Introduction : the crisis of authority -- Why the crisis of authority matters -- Documenting and understanding the loss of trust -- How trust works in democracies and autocracies -- Broken trust in democracies and autocracies -- Income inequality and the crisis of capitalism -- Income inequality : what's causing it, why it matters, and what to do -- Political corruption and crony capitalism -- The rise of antisystemic politics : Europe and the United States -- The rise of antisystemic politics : Russia, India, the Middle East, and Africa -- Technology : builder and betrayer of trust -- The need for bold solutions -- Conclusion : no time to lose.