About this event
Democratic politics is once again under attack – this time from populist nationalists, authoritarian rulers and new forms of political communication.
It was not meant to be like this. Join us for the Sheffield launch of Rethinking Democracy, an important new collection of essays edited by Andrew Gamble and Tony Wright, in which leading academics explores the problems of democracy and suggests ways it might now be extended and deepened.
In this event, jointly hosted by the Political Quarterly and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield, Andrew Gamble (Professorial Fellow, SPERI) will outline the book's core theme of why our democracy needs rethinking. Alan Finlayson (Professor of Political & Social Theory, University of East Anglia) will reflect on how digital media are affecting political rhetoric and political ideologies, and Jackie Harrison (Professor of Public Communication, University of Sheffield) will discuss the changing role and power of the news in shaping political communication. Michael Jacobs, Professorial Fellow at SPERI and former co-editor of the Political Quarterly, will chair the event.
Rethinking Democracy, edited by Andrew Gamble and Tony Wright (Political Quarterly Monograph Series, 2019).
'The Steady Deterioration of Democracy', Andrew Gamble (Prospect Magazine, March 2019).