Word of the day: timocracy

That is, 'rule by the propertied class'. A great word for describing 19th century British politics, which I can now describe as a transition from aristocracy to androcracy (or democracy, depending how you define the term) via timocracy.

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About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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