Down with coercive participation   Leave a comment

This article was first published in Jan 2008  for Spiked-Online.

‘Participation’ is central to political discourse in Britain. It’s not hard to see why: political legitimacy arises from popular support, which is something today’s political parties all too clearly lack. One way or another, politicians simply have to try to engage the public. And they’ve not been short of ideas. From youth parliament to citizens’ juries and e-petitions, government and think tanks alike have succeeded in churning out a whole host of reconnection strategies over the past decade.

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Posted February 4, 2011 by suzydean in Constitutional Reform

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