The end of representative politics by Simon Tormey (2015, Cambridge, John Wiley & Sons, Polity Press)

Laura Boldvai-Pethes


Representative politics is in crisis. Trust in politicians is at an all-time low.These are the initial remarks in Simon Tormey’s new book. Simon Tormey is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Sydney. His research areas are Contemporary Political Theory and Global Politics, Critical Theories and Global Civil Society. In his new book his main research questions are the following:Why do people reject representative politics? Where does that rejection come from? What comes after representative politics?

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ISSN: 2062-087X

DOI: 10.14267/issn.2062-087X