“The solution to the problems of democracy is more democracy” (Dewey)
Exploring democratic history, theory and practice; critiques of representative democracy; deliberative institutions and democratic innovation; citizen engagement in governance; public accountability.
‘Direct Accountability at the End,’ Blaug, R. in Leighton, D., White, S. (eds.), Building a Citizen Society: the Emerging Politics of Republican Democracy, London: Lawrence and Wishart, (2008) .
‘Engineering Democracy,’ Political Studies, Blaug, R. (2002) 50(1): 102-16.
‘Outbreaks of Democracy‘, Socialist Register, (2000), pp. 145-60.