Free local delivery on orders above $15, as early as 2 days
Secondhand books up to 70% off retail prices
Sustainable Packaging
The Revolt Of The Public - And The Crisis Of Authority In The New Millennium

Note: Actual cover image may differ as publishers may re-use ISBN codes for books of the same edition with different covers.

The Revolt Of The Public - And The Crisis Of Authority In The New Millennium

$35.38
Description

Author: Martin Gurri

Riding a tsunami of information, the public has trampled on the temples of authority in every domain of human activity, everywhere. The Revolt of the Public tells the story of how ordinary people, gifted amateurs networked in communities of interest, have swarmed over the hierarchies of accredited professionals, questioned their methods, and shouted their failures from the digital rooftops. In science, business, media - and, pre-eminently, in politics and government - established elites have lost the power to command attention and set the agenda.The consequences have been revolutionary. Insurgencies enabled by digital devices and a vast information sphere have mobilized millions, toppling dictators in Egypt and Tunisia, crushing the ruling Socialist Party in Spain, inspiring "Tea Parties" and "Occupations" in the United States. Trust in political authority stands at an all-time low around the world. The Revolt of the Public analyzes the composition of the public, the nature of authority and legitimacy, and the part played by the perturbing agent: information. A major theme of the book is whether democratic institutions can survive the assaults of a public that at times appears to be at war with any form of organization, if not with history itself.

Condition

Good - This book has been used, but it is still in a clean condition. There should be no brown spots, but do expect slight yellowing or some writings on the pages.

Shipping Information

  • Orders above S$15 are eligible for free shipping.
  • All orders will be shipped within 7 business days (Monday through Friday, excluding holidays).
Sustainability Information

  • 10% of the profits from this book will be donated under Our Sustainability Commitment.
  • For the third and fourth quarters of this year, we will be donating to WWF's For Nature For Us Programme.
  • We are committed to shipping your books using plastic-free packaging.

Need more information?

Ask About This Book