When: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMWhere: Online, Zoom
Speaker: Dr Christine Cooper
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"If one meets a powerful person – Rupert Murdoch, perhaps, or Joe Stalin or Hitler – one can ask five questions: what power do you have; where did you get it; in whose interests do you exercise it; to whom are you accountable; and, how can we get rid of you? Anyone who cannot answer the last of those questions does not live in a democratic system." Tony Benn (1998)
The quote above from Labour MP Tony Benn strikes at the heart of the concern of this paper surrounding “democratic accountability” – the ability of the people in a democratic system to hold government to account.
This seminar will be presented by Dr Christine Cooper. The event will be hosted by Dr Claudine Grisard.