Back From Life Support: Remaking Representative and Responsible Government in Britain

Feb 25, 2008

The concepts of representative and responsible government have been at the heart of British democracy. However, cumulative social and political changes have undermined the concept of active citizenship on which this was based, and the low turnouts seen in recent elections undermine the claims of Parliament and government to match either criterion. Back From Life Support, written by Frank Field MP, suggests ways of bringing those key concepts back.

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