British Democracy: Its Restoration & Extension
Modern parliamentary democracy first developed in Great Britain and Britons played a major role in spreading democracy around the world for example, through the Commonwealth. However, at the start of the 21st century, Britain itself was no longer a fully independent democratic country. As part of the European Union bloc, unelected and immovable foreign authorities determined a large part of its laws, policies, and taxes. Domestically meanwhile, such things as extra-parliamentary bureaucratic lawmaking, curbs on local political autonomy, moves from direct to indirect representation, and restrictions on the private funding and advertising of political parties had diminished democracy. This study provides a detailed review of the main political independence and constitutional reform requirements for restoring and extending democracy in present day Britain.
1.The Restoration and Extension of British Democracy: an Overview of the Main Requirements
2. National Political Independence and Democracy:Withdrawal from the European Union
3. The Reform of Parliament and Central Government
4. Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law
5. The Legal Protection of Democracy and Freedom
6. The Restoration of Local Democracy
7. Electoral System Reform: Increasing Competition and Voter Choice and Influence
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