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A boundary allocation entailing more competitive results would not necessarily be more ‘political’, but it would be more democratic.

Birch, Sarah (2015) A boundary allocation entailing more competitive results would not necessarily be more ‘political’, but it would be more democratic. Democratic Audit UK (23 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

A recent post by Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie and David Rossiter objected to an idea published in the IPPR Democracy Commission which suggested that the UK Boundary Commission should take a more active role in creating ‘competitive’ constituencies on the grounds that it would politicise the neutral process by which boundaries are decided. Here, the author of the IPPR piece Sarah Birch responds to their critique, arguing that creating more competitive results would be good for democracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 07:26
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80970

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