|Title||Democratic decline and democratic renewal : Political change in Britain, Australia and new Zealand|
|Author||Ian Marsh and Raymond Miller|
|Imprint||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012|
|Descript||x, 383p. ; 24 cm|
The decline and renewal of democratic governance: a theoretical framework. -- The mass party system and state strategic capacity in Britain. -- Neo-liberalism and the decline of state strategic capacity. -- Why the gap in strategic capacity poses a systemic challenge. -- Everyman is king: representation and strategic capacity in Australia's mass party period. -- Pluralised society, individualised politics: the gap between citizen and the formal political system. -- Why a representation gap poses a systemic challenge (and the populist alternative). -- Identities and capabilities in the mass party era in New Zealand. -- Neo-liberalism, social change and democracy. -- Is electoral reform sufficient? -- Reconnecting citizens to the political system. -- The prospect for democratic renewal.
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