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'Deficient democracies, democratic deficits' by Professor John Tasioulas


Congratulations to Professor John Tasioulas, whose article has recently appeared in The Times Literary Supplement.

Professor John Tasioulas, Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy, and Law, participated in a debate with Professor Jonathan Wolff (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University) in the October 30th issue of the Times Literary Supplement. The debate covered such topics as the value of democracy, the role of expertise in democratic decision-making, the justification of representative democracy, and the role of referendums in a democratic system, with special reference to the Brexit referendum. 

The full article can be found here.

The Times Literary Supplement is the world’s leading journal for literature and ideas.  Every week, they publish book reviews, book extracts, essays and poems from leading writers from around the world.  They cover far more than just literature, featuring major articles on subjects from anthropology to zoology, philosophy to politics, comedy to psychology. 



About Professor John Tasioulas

Professor John Tasioulas joined The Dickson Poon School of Law in September, 2014 as the inaugural Chair of Politics, Philosophy & Law and Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law. He has degrees in Law and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a D.Phil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He was previously a Lecturer in Jurisprudence at the University of Glasgow and Reader in Moral and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford, where he taught from 1998-2010. His most recent appointment was as Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London.