288pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018
Steven Friedman argues that democracy is a product of collective action and only works when every adult has an equal say in the public decisions that affect them.
"Intellectually superb! Friedman exposes the ideological zealotry of mainstream democratic theorists, exposing both their philosophical weaknesses and political hypocrisy." Adam Habib, former Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand
"This is Steven Friedman at his best, combining a passionate plea for democratic change with considered analysis and judgement. By democratic change Friedman means going beyond electoral choice... This is hardly simple but it is an undertaking that needs to be done." Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics, SOAS
Steven Friedman is Research Professor attached to the Department of Politics, University of Johannesburg. He is also a public commentator, regular newspaper columnist and a former trade unionist.