Taking Control

Taking Control Sovereignty and Democracy After Brexit

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Publisher's Synopsis

Taking Control argues that neither side in the Brexit debate really understood the European Union or what was involved in reclaiming Britain's sovereignty. The EU is neither a supranational nanny state, nor an internationalist peace project. It is the means by which Europe's elites transformed their own states in order to rule the void where representative politics used to be. Leaving the EU is a necessary but not sufficient step towards closing the chasm between rulers and ruled.

This book makes the democratic case for national sovereignty, arguing for a radical, forward-looking reconstitution of the British nation-state through strengthening representative democracy. It is essential for anyone who wonders why British politics is so dysfunctional and who wants to do better.

Book information

ISBN: 9781509553204
Publisher: Polity Press
Imprint: Polity Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 320.941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 312g
Height: 138mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 23mm