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Description - The Search for Democratic Renewal by Rob Manwaring

Why is the search for democratic renewal so elusive? This book examines both the political and policy implications of efforts by the centre-left to transform democracy. This is a story not only about democratic change, but also the identity crisis of centre-left political parties.

The book offers a fresh critique of the Big Society agenda, and analyses why both left and right are searching for democratic renewal. Drawing on high-profile interviews and examining an in-depth series of comparative cases, the book argues that the centre-left's search for democratic renewal contains a range of policy and political aims, contradictions and tensions. It will be of interest to students, academics, researchers, interest groups and policy analysts interested in consultation, democratic renewal, labour politics, and Australian and British politics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719088766
ISBN-10: 0719088763
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rob Manwaring

Rob Manwaring is a Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy at Flinders University, South Australia -- .

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