Albert Weale is Emeritus Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at University College London and Fellow of the British Academy.
'An accessible and incisive critique of populism and referenda by a true democrat. The Will of the People is a magisterial contribution of academic political theory to our troubled and confused public debate. Essential reading.' Cecile Laborde, University of Oxford 'In this lucid and engaging essay, Albert Weale enlists insights of modern political analysis to enlighten public debate. He cogently shows that the manipulative ideal of a singular 'will of the people' is both fallacious and antithetical to fundamental values of democratic politics.' Jack Nagel, University of Pennsylvania