Two Cheers for Richards and Smith: Beyond Anti-Politics?

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    Abstract

    In a recent issue of The Political Quarterly, Richards and Smith critiqued Flinders’ work on anti-politics, suggesting that there needs to be much more focus on supply-side explanations and recognising that much of the problem lies with politicians, contra Flinders. Here, we argue instead that it is crucial to recognise how supply-side and demand side explanations interact. For us, politicians need to be more responsive to citizens, but, at the same time, citizens need to recognise problems of contemporary governing. Overall, much is changing in the way in which citizens engage and it is crucial that these changes are understood.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)383-388
    Number of pages6
    JournalPolitical Quarterly
    Volume87
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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