"There's never been a more pressing time to question every aspect of our inadequate democracy"- Polly Toynbee
"This important book shows the many challenges democracy faces in a world of populism and radical digital change" - Margaret Hodge
2018 saw celebrations of the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which marked a decisive step towards full universal suffrage - this collection of essays explores the problems of democracy and suggests ways it might now be extended and deepened.
- Investigates if democracyis an unfinished revolution and if democratic politics is currently in retreat
- Demonstrates how democratic politics is once again under attack - this time from populist nationalists, authoritarian rulers and new forms of political communication
- Argues that if we lose the art of active citizenship, we will lose the freedoms and the rights which democracy has bestowed
Keywords: centenary of the Representation of the People Act; universal suffrage; democracy; revolution; The Political Quarterly; politics; democratic politics; nationalists; authoritarian rulers; political communication; active citizenship; freedom; rights, Global Politics, Political Economics, Global Politics, Political Economics