Democracy in Britain: A Reader by Edited by Jack Lively & Adam Lively lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Blackwell, 1994, Paperback.
A Later Printing.
From the cover: The long development of representative and democratic institutions in Britain usually slow but sometimes violent has been accompanied by continuous debate on the nature and value of such institutions.
Debate has centred, in particular, on constitutional and political issues: the relationship between Crown and Parliament, and Cabinet and the House of Commons; the role of political parties; the extent of voting rights and the structure of the electoral system.
Around these political arguments has developed an equally crucial wider debate, addressing such issues as the impact of democracy on individual rights and liberty; the political role of the ordinary citizen; the economic consequences of democracy; and the nature of a democratic culture.
Democracy in Britain is an indispensable guide to those arguments and issues. As much a literary anthology as a political reader, it includes a rich and varied selection of key writings from the debates around Britains representative and democratic institutions, from constitutional commentary and diaries to poetry and fiction; from Locke and Burke to Dryden and Auden; and from Magna Carta to the Spycatcher case.
Good. Heavily faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.
[XIII] 344 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9″ x 6″.
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