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Single Idea 21522

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 7. Changing the State / b. Devolution]

Full Idea

Democracy is not at all an adequate device unless it is accompanied by a very great amount of devolution.

Gist of Idea

Democracy is inadequate without a great deal of devolution


Bertrand Russell (Political Ideals [1917], 1)

A Reaction

This whole book of Russell's is an appeal for the devolution of power, and for workplace democracy.

Book Reference

Russell,Bertrand: 'Political Ideals' [Spokesman 2007], p.23