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Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although there is no doubt that the constitution has been significantly reformed since the election of New Labour in May 1997 the degree to which these reforms have altered the nature of democracy in ... More


Urban renaissance?: New Labour, community and urban policy

Rob Imrie and Mike Raco (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343802
eISBN:
9781447304159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343802.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book documents and assesses the core of New Labour's approach to the revitalisation of cities; that is, the revival of citizenship, democratic renewal, and the participation of communities to ... More


Meta‐constitutional Orientations

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The ‘Blair paradox’ reflects not a simple shift in orientations (i.e. from majoritarian power‐hoarding to consensual power‐sharing) but a multifaceted attempt to inject a new meta‐constitutional ... More


The rise and rise of participation

Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell, and Elizabeth Barnett

in Citizens at the centre: Deliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348029
eISBN:
9781447301851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter offers an introduction to debates about democratic renewal and direct citizen participation as they are being played out in Great Britain in the early years of the twenty-first century. ... More


Realism and Democratic Renewal

Nick Pearce

in Whose Government is it?: The Renewal of State-Citizen Cooperation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529200980
eISBN:
9781529200973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200980.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines two types of realist challenge to ideas for democratic renewal. The realist political scientists stress the role of irrational, group-based behaviour amongst the electorate, and ... More


Repairing Democracy’s Disconnects

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

in Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 1 argues that democracy in many societies is wearing thin due to widespread disconnects being experienced between citizens and their elected representatives, between publics in fractious and ... More


Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book advances the idea of democratic mending in response to the growing problem of disconnections in contemporary democracies. Around the globe vital connections in our democratic systems are ... More


Reinventing the Jamaican Political System (2001)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter initially cites five incidents reported by the Jamaica Gleaner that manifest the state of lawlessness and anarchy that characterized Jamaica at the turn of the century. It argues that ... More


Connecting Constituents and Elected Representatives: The Case of Indi

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

in Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 3 focuses on the problematic representative disconnect experienced in contemporary democracy, where linkages between elected representatives and their constituents are weak. The chapter ... More


Advancing a Connective Approach to Democratic Reform

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

in Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 8 presents the key take-home messages for advancing the work of democratic reform in disconnected times. The chapter makes the case for expanding democratic repair beyond institutional ... More


Exploring Transitions in Party Politics in Grenada, 1984–2013

Wendy C. Grenade

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

One of the consequences of the demise of the Grenada Revolution and the US invasion of Grenada in 1983 was the formation of a new political party architecture to break with the past to rid Grenada of ... More


Introduction

Ben Kirshner

in Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479861316
eISBN:
9781479805563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861316.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the interdependent relationship between youths' political engagement, their development, and societal ... More


Why Listening?

Andrew Dobson

in Listening for Democracy: Recognition, Representation, Reconciliation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682447
eISBN:
9780191762901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682447.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter locates ‘listening’ in contemporary democratic theory by looking at the rise of ‘sensory’ democracy and of non-ideal democratic theorizing. The somewhat pessimistic tenor of some recent ... More


Conceptualizing Connectivity in Deliberative Democracy

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

in Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 2 offers a critical review of three systemic accounts of deliberative democracy, focusing on their assumptions about democratic connectivity. It draws attention to the ‘communicative ... More


Connective Practices: The Everyday Work of Democratic Mending

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

in Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 6 draws together common insights from the three preceding empirical chapters to better understand the everyday practical work of democratic mending. The chapter introduces the concept of ... More


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