“Are too many decisions made without an extensive degree of public participation? Are we talking about a closed system of governance; of interaction amongst elites, civil servants, party leaders, business leaders?”
Professor Diarmaid Ferriter offers historical perspective on how and why we are governed the way we are. He asks what does it take to make effective "home" government and have we paid too high a price for our stable but very centralised political culture, which can stifle creative thinking about community autonomy?
Diarmaid Ferriter is a Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin.
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