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The vulnerability of the British state – deeper lessons from the urban riots

Dunleavy, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0002-2650-6398 (2011) The vulnerability of the British state – deeper lessons from the urban riots. British Politics and Policy at LSE (10 Aug 2011). Website.

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As Parliament reassembles, Patrick Dunleavy argues that MPs and government ministers need to take some deeper-lying lessons of the last week to heart. Governance is difficult and needs to be taken seriously. All of modern society relies on the effective operations of the state, with the consent of the governed. Once the state is enfeebled or consent is withdrawn, by any significant group, the costs and risks of governing rise at an exponential rate.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Divisions: Government
Public Policy Group
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 15:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:29

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