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Book review: reconstructing democracy: how citizens are building from the ground up by Charles Taylor, Patricia Nanz and Madeleine Beaubien Taylor

Bostian, Luke (2020) Book review: reconstructing democracy: how citizens are building from the ground up by Charles Taylor, Patricia Nanz and Madeleine Beaubien Taylor. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (30 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Reconstructing Democracy: How Citizens are Building from the Ground Up, Charles Taylor, Patricia Nanz and Madeleine Beaubien Taylor respond to the lack of public faith in the institutions of representative democracy by calling for a ‘bottom-up’ reconstruction of democracy at the local level, drawing on examples of local participatory democracy in action. While the book explores some inspiring initiatives that can have real and lasting benefits for communities and the capacity to solve local problems, Luke Bostian is unconvinced that such programmes alone can address the wider structural forces that jeopardise efforts to reconstruct democracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2020 07:51
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106344

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