Electoral Difficulties of a Different Kind

8 Mar

 

“Imagine living in a country where elections are held every few months because elected representatives keep resigning en masse. Imagine an electorate which purposely elects imbeciles to government. Imagine a country which cannot be effectively governed because of an obstructive deadlock in the legislature. Would you believe that these were regular occurrences in Malta around 110 years ago?”

This is the introduction of an article I wrote for insiteronline.com. It goes into the political situation in Malta of around a century ago – and why we might perhaps should be grateful for the situation nowadays, even if we’re lying in a pile of leaflets, SMSes and emails from PN and PL, and our heads ache after countless weeks of political debates and campaigns.

I’m trying to put my Master’s into good use! I hope you enjoy it. Read it here.

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