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Description - Can Democracy Safeguard the Future? by Graham Smith

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781509539253
Format: Paperback / softback
(192mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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