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About Albert Weale

Albert Weale is Emeritus Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at University College London. He has published widely on democratic theory and practice. He is the author of The Will of the People: A Modern Myth, published by Polity Press in September 2018.

Articles by Albert Weale

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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The myth of the Will of the People

Populism lives by the thought that the presence of the people in government is sufficient to wrest control from an unrepresentative elite.

Second referendum, yes. Will of the People, no

What could it possibly mean for a large and diverse set of people, the citizens of a country at a particular time and in a particular place, to share one will?

A short handbook of Brexit fallacies

The Brexit debate is full of facts, figures, and fallacies. We look at 18 different fallacies to see where the logic breaks down in statements that often seem ‘right’ at first glance.

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