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Published: 01 September 2013

224 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780199669042

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Defending Politics

Why Democracy Matters in the Twenty-First Century

Matthew Flinders

  • A passionate defense 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 achievements and future potential of democracy
  • Returns to and updates the arguments made by Bernard Crick in his classic defence of politics fifty years ago