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Democracy in Britain : A Reader - Jack Lively

Democracy in Britain

A Reader


Published: 8th June 1994
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" Democracy in Britain includes a rich and varied selection of key writings, from the debates around Britain's representative and democratic institutions, from constitutional commentary and diaries to poetry and fiction; from Locke and Burke to Dryden and Auden; and from Magna Carta to " Spycatcher.

"An intelligent collection that brings disparate figures and ideasinto fruitful dialogue." New Statesman & Society

"This is not an average anthology. At its best, which is much ofthe time, it is a sustained and marshalled analysis, a wide-rangingdialectical thesis with witnesses for both the prosecution anddefence, a historical examination of the continuing, unresolved -and intensely topical - debate about democracy and the nature ofthe British state." The Guardian

"This collection of essays has something to enrage, inform, andsometimes startle everyone in Britain interested in how we got tohere. More fleshed out than a dictionary, it is nevertheless fullof succinct definitions." The Observer


1. Does the British Constitution Exist?.

2. Crown and Parliament, Government and People.

3. Representation of Groups.

4. Agreeing to be Governed.

5. Parties and Elections.

6. Democracy and Freedom.

7. Nations and Empire.

8. Democracy and the Economy.

9. A Democratic Culture?

ISBN: 9780631188315
ISBN-10: 0631188312
Series: Advances in Theoretical and Applied
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 8th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 16.97  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1