ISBN 9780552167864,X People Power

X People Power

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Dan Jellinek

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ISBN 9780552167864
Publisher

Transworld Publishers

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780552167864

ISBN-10 055216786X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Historical & comparative linguistics||

As protesters around the world risk their lives in pursuit of democracy, in the UK the word has never seemed so tarnished. Surveys regularly show our politicians are not liked, not trusted and not wanted. Voter turnout is shockingly low and episodes such as the MPs expenses scandal serve to confirm the opinion that public officials are all as bad as each other. So what is the answer? Lighting the way through the corridors of power, Dan Jellinek provides a unique and accessible guide to democracy in Britain, explaining how its elements work-from national and local government to free speech, the Internet and the rule of law-and the role that we, the public, need to play to keep the wheels turning. Illustrated by Harry Venning (Clare in the Community, Hamlet), People Power's mission is not only to explain but to galvanise and engage people in a positive way. If you want to know how your small actions can bring about big changes, how you can improve your lot and the lives of others, then you must read this book. Stand up and be counted. The power is in your hands.

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