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Can Democracy Safeguard the Future?

Graham Smith



Price: $20.95
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781509539253
Published: January 2021

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Our democracies repeatedly fail to safeguard the future. From pensions to pandemics, health and social care through to climate, biodiversity and emerging technologies, democracies have been unable to deliver robust policies for the long term.

In this book, Graham Smith asks why. Exploring the drivers of short-termism, he considers ways of reshaping legislatures and constitutions and proposes strengthening independent offices whose overarching goals do not change at every election. More radically, Smith argues that forms of participatory and deliberative politics offer the most effective democratic response to the current political myopia, as well as a powerful means of protecting the interests of generations to come.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781509539253
Published: January 2021

Number of pages: 160
Width: 127 mm
Height: 192 mm
Depth: 14 mm

Publisher: Polity Press

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