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The vulnerability of the British state – deeper lessons from the urban riots

By Patrick Dunleavy

Abstract

As Parliament reassembles, Patrick Dunleavy argues that MPs and government ministers need to take some deeper-lying lessons of the last week to heart. Governance is difficult and needs to be taken seriously. All of modern society relies on the effective operations of the state, with the consent of the governed. Once the state is enfeebled or consent is withdrawn, by any significant group, the costs and risks of governing rise at an exponential rate

Topics: DA Great Britain, HC Economic History and Conditions, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, JN101 Great Britain
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:37943
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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