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Democratic DriftMajoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom$
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Matthew Flinders

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001

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Democratic Drift

Democratic Drift

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Democratic Drift

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At the end of the first decade of the twenty‐first century democracy in the United Kingdom is drifting. No political party seems able to articulate what constitutional reform is for anymore and in this context stimulating debates about ‘Britishness’, citizenship or a ‘common statement of values’ might, therefore, be regarded as weak and oblique responses to the challenges of constitutional anomie set out in this book.

Keywords:   bi‐constitutionalism, modified majoritarianism, democratic drift, elite politics, New Labour, constitutional anomie, constitutional morality, Conservative Party, Britishness, British Bill of Rights, public expectations, comparative politics

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