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Disenchanted democracies

Citizens in rich democracies are becoming both more sceptical towards government and more demanding of it, leading to a "crisis of disengagement." This won't be reversed by institutional reform—better to focus on the democracy of everyday life
Paul Skidmore  

Disengaged democracy

The Blair era began on a wave of optimism but is ending in a crisis of disengagement. Most accounts of this problem, including the Power inquiry, are unsatisfactory. Consider instead the "1 per cent solution"
Paul Skidmore