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Single Idea 23260

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / d. Representative democracy]

Full Idea

A method by which legislators can be rendered independent of both party control and career ambitions is a cap on the amount of time they can serve as legislators.

Gist of Idea

A cap on time of service would restrict party control and career ambitions


A.C. Grayling (The Good State [2020], 4)

Book Reference

Grayling,A.C.: 'The Good State' [Oneworld 2021], p.101

A Reaction

The time of service must allow for learning the job, and then using the wisdom of experience. Presumably some career ambitions are needed if we are to have leaders. Not all party discipline is bad; great achievements are hard without it.