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Globalisation and the threat to democratic legitimacy






Globalisation challenges national governments on many fronts, as illustrated so clearly by the fallout from the banking crisis of 2008-9. Perhaps the most important threat posed by globalisation is to the very legitimacy of those governments, and their authority to act on behalf of their populations.

This problem is clearest amongst the young, something that suggests that the current crisis of democratic legitimacy will only deepen. Using data from the Hansard Society’s Audit of Political Engagement, this blog post explores that gathering threat to representative democracy.

Stuart Fox

Published inBritish PoliticsYoung People

One Comment

  1. Mike Killingworth Mike Killingworth

    Very interesting, Stuart. Make sure that Martin Wolf at the FT sees your work – when I’ve put this point to him he’s been sniffy in the extreme.

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