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Dammit. I know I should have been more pushy. While writing essays for my History classes a couple of years ago I explored the notion of 'post-democracy' - democracy in a postmodern age.

Today Der Spiegel has a very good article on British Politics (in English. In German here) and therein I see that some guy has gotten all the fame for the term:

'Post-democracy, a term coined by sociologist Colin Crouch, has long managed to survive without content, without party platforms and even, to be exact, without political parties. All that remains of the party is a brand name completely devoid of a core, a label that can be shifted when necessary, as Tony Blair and his New Labour strategists have demonstrated.'

Unfortunately I haven't got the essay here in London so my counter-offensive for academic fame and glory gotta wait...


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