Department of Sociology

The blog of the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey

Intoxicated and Irresponsible Politicians: A Brief Reflection on the EU Referendum

By Paul Stoneman Remarking on the British political tradition, A. H. Birch outlined its ability to protect civil liberties, satisfy ideas about justice and fair play and, above all else, ensure political stability. [1] In doing so, political elites balance effective decision-making alongside a periodical assessment of public opinion; in short, responsible government tempered by representative […]


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