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The good state : on the principles of democracy

Author: A C Grayling
Publisher: London ; Minneapolis, MN : Oneworld Publications, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The foundations upon which our democracies stand are inherently flawed, vulnerable to corrosion from within. What is the remedy? A.C. Grayling makes the case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution, and sets out the reforms necessary - among them addressing the imbalance of power between government and Parliament, imposing fixed terms for MPs, introducing proportional representation and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A C Grayling
ISBN: 9781786077189 1786077183
OCLC Number: 1114843099
Description: xvi, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What democracy entails --
The purpose of government --
Powers and institutions --
Politics and people --
Governance and constitutionality --
Rights in a democracy --
The subversion of democracy.
Responsibility: A.C. Grayling.

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As democracy shows signs of decay, how do we not only arrest its decline but build something better - a state which is democratic in the fullest sense?  Read more...

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'A brilliant exploration of democracy as it is and as it should be.' -- Kirkus '...a fierce challenge to the Westminster system.' * Justin Kempf, Democracy Paradox *

 
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