The Constitution Unit


Rethinking Democracy: Is Our Democracy Fit for Purpose?

14 May 2019

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This seminar was held to launch Rethinking Democracy, a collection of essays edited by Andrew Gamble and Tony Wright, in which leading academics explored the problems of democracy and suggests ways it might now be extended and deepened.

The event was hosted jointly with the Political Quarterly. Andrew Gamble discussed his views about what needs to change if British democracy is to continue, Joni Lovenduski explained how British representative democracy fails women and why it will continue to do so, Tony Wright explored ways to save democracy, and Albert Weale explored the nature and significance of different kinds of democratic majorities. Meg Russell (The Constitution Unit) chaired the event.