Liberal Democracy – Gabriela CRETU

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Romanian edition. Original title: DEMOCRATIE VIRTUALA

Gabriela CRETU

LUMEN – Copyright © 2010SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         

PAGES: 170         

LANGUAGE: Romanian

ISBN:  9789731664149

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I protested against the cynicism that most often constitutes the backbone of current politics. Put under the sign of a pragmatism that is only the disguised form of oligarchic interests, politics no longer attracts citizens; worse, it estranges them. The turnout to voting has fallen in twenty years from eighty-five percent to less than thirty percent. Confidence in the institutions of democracy has deteriorated even more. Populism, in its manipulative and dangerous sense, has become a contagious disease; from a speech campaign of the Liberal parties that wanted to be victorious in a country of poor people, it turned into the very content of politics. Public venues for real and serious debate are lacking. Parliament itself has lost its original essence, a place where the divergent interests of citizens are confronted through dialogue. A kind of surrogate for political debate flows uninterruptedly from television studios on air. (The author)

Topics of interest:

  • political sciences
  • democracy
  • diplomacy


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