The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy
Join internationally renowned philosopher, A C Grayling, as he makes a powerful case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution, and sets out the reforms he considers necessary.
There is a ticking time-bomb at the heart of our representative democracy – and in more than fifty countries around the world. The problem is as large and as widespread as it is serious.
Politics is too often the enemy of government – at least, of good government. We need proportional representation. We need to lower the voting age to sixteen. We need a written constitution. We need to separate the functions and powers of the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. Democracy is for all, not some.
AC Grayling is an English philosopher. In 2011 he founded the New College of the Humanities, in London. In the UK, he is often associated with Atheism, and has created a secular bible with The Good Book. His main academic interests lie in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical logic.
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