Revitalising politics through democratic innovation?


Smith, Graham (2009) Revitalising politics through democratic innovation? [in special issue: Revitalising British Politics - Addressing Citizens' Concerns about the Conduct of Politicians ] Representation, 45, (3), 259-264. (doi:10.1080/00344890903129475 ).

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As one response to our current political malaise, the government has published proposals for democratic innovations that aim to increase and deepen citizen participation in the political process. But the rhetoric of engagement is not matched by imaginative and ambitious institutional design and there is a disjuncture between the reform agendas for the local and national levels. As currently laid out, proposals will have little or no effect on the political division of labour between government and citizens and on the causes of popular grievances.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0034-4893 (print)
1749-4001 (electronic)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 150159
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 13:45
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:09
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/150159

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