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Might, Right, Prosperity and Consent: Representative Democracy and the International Economy 1919–2001

Helen Thompson


This book offers an analysis of the problem of the authority of the state in democracies. Unlike many discussions of democracy that treat authority as a problem primarily of domestic politics or normative values, it puts the international economy at the centre of the analysis. The book shows how changes in the international economy from the inter-war years to the end of the twentieth century impacted upon the success and failures of democracy. It makes the argument by considering a range of different cases, and traces the success and failure of democracies over the past century. The book inclu ... More

Keywords: democracies, authority, domestic politics, normative values, international economy, inter-war years, developed countries, developing countries, comparative analysis, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780719077500
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719077500.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Thompson, author