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Democracy in Crisis?

Professor David Runciman asks if the long relationship between our government and the voters has irrevocably broken down.

The crisis around Brexit has revealed limitations in the relationship between representatives and represented. In these three programmes David Runciman explores that relationship -- between MPs and voters -- and looks for ways that democracies can take up the challenges of the present.

In the first of three programmes David Runciman looks at the idea of democracy and the way society has changed in recent decades.

Featuring Daniela Cammack, Patrick Chalmers, Jamie Kelsey Fry, William Hague, Bronwen Maddox, Helen Margetts and Meg Russell.

Producer: Martin Williams

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28 minutes