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Published: 26 April 2012

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780199644421

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Chapter 1

Defending Politics

Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century

Matthew Flinders

  • A passionate defence of our politics and democracy that meets the contemporary global pessimism about politics and politicians head on
  • Argues that democratic politics delivers far more than most of us either acknowledge or understand
  • A fresh, provocative, and above all optimistic view of the achievments and future potential of democracy
  • Returns to and updates the arguments made by Bernard Crick in his classic defence of politics fifty years ago

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