The Politics of Lying

Implications for Democracy

  • Lionel Cliffe
  • Maureen Ramsay
  • Dave Bartlett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Justifying and Explaining Political Deception in a Democracy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maureen Ramsay
      Pages 3-26
    3. Maureen Ramsay
      Pages 27-42
    4. Maureen Ramsay
      Pages 43-55
  3. Case-Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Lionel Cliffe
      Pages 95-108
    3. Lionel Cliffe
      Pages 109-129
    4. Maureen Ramsay
      Pages 166-187
    5. Dave Bartlett
      Pages 188-206
  4. Conclusions

    1. Maureen Ramsay, Lionel Cliffe
      Pages 207-216
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-236

About this book


This book provides the first attempt to synthesise what is a pervasive phenomenon, and one that is mentioned tangentially in many political analyses, but nowhere receives the systematic and theoretical treatment that its significance to the working of 'democratic' political practice deserves. It will thus be a volume that should interest a range of scholars in government and political theory, in comparative politics and communications.


comparative politics democracy government parliament political theory politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Lionel Cliffe
    • 1
  • Maureen Ramsay
    • 1
  • Dave Bartlett
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of LeedsUK

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