Matthew Flinders fine survey summarises the very wide contemporary literature on
democratic discontents. Whilst of course recognising there is no single remedy, he
urges attention to the development of political literacy. This involves practices of
listening and speaking across civic space—from socialisation during schooling to
democratic participation in adult life. In this brief note I want to offer a complementary
perspective on these matters: why has citizen disaffection grown;...[Show more]
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