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The professionalisation of politics makes our democracy less representative and less accessible

Allen, Peter (2013) The professionalisation of politics makes our democracy less representative and less accessible. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The rise of the professional politician has been a noted trend in recent years. The leaders of our major parties reflect this – David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were all political advisers before becoming MPs. Peter Allen has researched this phenomenon and argues that, although careerism is not quite as widespread as some claim, the prominence of professional politicians among party frontbenchers may lead to reduced public engagement with democracy.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © Democratic Audit UK
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 15:45
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2013 15:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54567

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