Get people back to power

Kennedy, Helena
November 2004
New Statesman;11/8/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4713, p32
Focuses on the lack of interest of Britons in engaging with politics. Claim that the British government wields unchecked power with insufficient challenge from the public; Statement that low general-election voter turnouts have coincided with large street demonstrations; Dichotomy between Great Britain's political system and its social and cultural values; Report that the Rowntree Trusts have set up an inquiry to investigate how political participation in Britain can be reinvigorated.


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