June 15, 2012
Sovereignty, Democracy, Justice: elements of a good society?
Royal Holloway University Magna Carta Lecture by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams 15th June 2012
The current discussion about reform of the House of Lords is beginning to generate – if a bit slowly – some wider discussion about the character of our constitution overall and, more broadly still, about the nature of democracy itself. If we want a reformed second chamber, we need to be clear about why we want a second chamber at all; and if we do, should it have exactly the same kind of accountability as the first chamber, the primary lawmaking body? Indeed, what is political accountability?
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