Is economic globalisation incompatible with national democracy? (Part Two)

The second of a two part examination of the relationship between economic globalisation and democracy, with a particular focus on whether the two can co-exist. The first part was published on Saturday the 15th and can be found here.       Technology: a force for democracy? One way in which economic globalisation has aided…

Young people and democracy: a troubled relationship?

If you’re 16 in the UK, you can drop out of school, get a job, pay taxes, and even join the army. Yet, in spite of all of this, you cannot vote. Governments with the ability to send people to war, change the rate of tax and change the laws to which we are all…

Democracy is failing

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter” – Churchill Democracy is a political system that aims at providing a government in which supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation, usually involving periodically held free elections. Democracy was a good idea, however…

Democracy is a bastardised word

If we take a practical definition of a democracy, it’s a system which gives power to the people by letting them choose and replace governments through free and fair elections. Most people then go on to reason that ‘fair’ implies each individual’s vote has equal significance. This is where they are wrong. Multiple countries have…