A world of insecurity : democratic disenchantment in rich and poor countries / Pranab Bardhan.Material type: TextPublisher: Landon : Harvard University Press, 2022Description: 225 pages ; 23 cmISBN: 9780674259843Subject(s): Democracy -- Economic aspects | Security (Psychology) | Economic security | Authoritarianism | Politics and culture | FearDDC classification: 321.8
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Insecurity, Inequality, and Democracy -- Take Back Control: Back to the Community? -- The Wild Fire of Resurgent Nationalism -- The Temptation of Authoritarianism -- The Slippery Slope of Majoritarianism -- Social Democracy Redux -- Social Democracy and Capitalism: A Restructuring of Their Fraught Link -- In Search of Economic Security: Universal Basic Income -- In Search of Security: Other Policies.
"A development economist with roots in India and the United States offers a short but deep and ambitious account of the corrosive effects of economic and cultural insecurity on liberal democracy in rich and poor countries alike. His diagnosis: the problem is not inequality or capitalism, but snowballing fear of material and cultural loss"--