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The Problem With Democracy

In this lecture Prof. Matthew Flinders, University of Sheffield and author of Defending Politics, discusses ‘the problem with democracy’.


In this lecture Prof. Matthew Flinders, University of Sheffield and author of Defending Politics, discusses ‘the problem with democracy’. Does the apparent shift from healthy scepticism to corrosive cynicism have more to do with our unrealistic expectations of politics than a failure of democratic politics? Do the problems with democracy – if they exist – tell us more about a failure on the part of the public to understand politics rather than a failure of politicians to understand us? Maybe ‘the problem’ with democracy is not that it is in short supply but that we have too much of it?

Through examining these issues Professor Flinders will suggest new ways of thinking about politics to ensure not the death but the life of democracy. The evening will be chaired by the Rt. Hon Peter Riddell CBE, Director of the Institute for Government.

The event is followed by a pay bar until 21.00

This is the first lecture in our new series of events ‘Enduring Ideas’ organised in Partnership with the Academy of Social Sciences.


Speaker(s):

Prof Matthew Flinders | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

26 November 2014 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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Tickets:

£8, (£6 Over 60s) and £5

Available from:

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