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Rethinking Democracy: Is our Democracy Fit for Purpose?

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Rethinking Democracy: Is our Democracy Fit for Purpose?

Democratic politics is once again under attack – this time from populist nationalists, authoritarian rulers and new forms of political communication.

It was not meant to be like this. Join us for the launch of Rethinking Democracy, an important new collection of essays edited by Andrew Gamble and Tony Wright, in which leading academics explores the problems of democracy and suggests ways it might now be extended and deepened.

In this event, jointly hosted by the Political Quarterly and the Constitution Unit, Andrew Gamble will discuss his views about what needs to change if British democracy is to continue, Joni Lovenduski will explain how British representative democracy fails women and why it will continue to do so, Tony Wright will explore ways to save democracy, and Albert Weale will explore the nature and significance of different kinds of democratic majorities. Meg Russell (the Constitution Unit) will chair the event.

Copies of the book will be onsale at a special discounted price. There are more Rethinking Democracy launch events being held in 2019. Find out what they are.

Please note: this is a free event, which means we overbook to allow for no-shows and to avoid empty seats. While we generally do not have to turn people away, this does mean we cannot guarantee everyone a place. Admission is on a first come, first served basis.

Additional reading:

Rethinking Democracy, edited by Andrew Gamble and Tony Wright (Political Quarterly Monograph Series, 2019).

'The Steady Deterioration of Democracy', Andrew Gamble (Prospect Magazine, March 2019).

'Democracy’s failure to deliver equality for women results from fundamental biases of design', Joni Lovenduski (LSE Politics and Policy blog, April 2019)



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