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Lessons From Democratic Innovations

Graham Smith

in Whose Government is it?: The Renewal of State-Citizen Cooperation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529200980
eISBN:
9781529200973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200980.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Democratic innovations, variously described as ‘empowered participation’ or ‘civic innovation’, are designed to increase and deepen citizen participation in the decisions that affect them directly. ... More


Approaches to Democracy

Michael Saward

in Democratic Design

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198867227
eISBN:
9780191904028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867227.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a critique of the current state of play in the study of democracy. It aims to pinpoint both strengths and limitations of current theories and approaches. A broad range of ... More


Democracy Inside: Participatory Innovation in Unlikely Places

Albert W. Dzur

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190658663
eISBN:
9780190919214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658663.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This book develops a grounded theory of democratic change, citizen agency, and institutions as fields of action. Across the United States democratic professionals are creating innovative ... More


Social Movements and Referendums from Below: Direct Democracy in the Neoliberal Crisis

Donatella Della Porta, Francis O'Connor, Martin Portos, and Anna Subirats Ribas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447333418
eISBN:
9781447333456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333418.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In recent years, social movements on the left have increasingly begun to make themselves felt in referendums. This has been seen throughout Europe: in votes regarding independence in Scotland and ... More


Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book advances the idea of democratic mending in response to the growing problem of disconnections in contemporary democracies. Around the globe vital connections in our democratic systems are ... More


Advancing a Connective Approach to Democratic Reform

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

in Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 8 presents the key take-home messages for advancing the work of democratic reform in disconnected times. The chapter makes the case for expanding democratic repair beyond institutional ... More


Democratic Design

Michael Saward

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198867227
eISBN:
9780191904028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867227.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The twenty-first century poses serious challenges to democratic ideals and institutions. Democratic Design argues that to respond effectively—to remake and renew democracy––democrats need to think ... More


Connective Practices: The Everyday Work of Democratic Mending

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

in Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 6 draws together common insights from the three preceding empirical chapters to better understand the everyday practical work of democratic mending. The chapter introduces the concept of ... More


Towards a Connective Turn in Deliberative Democracy

Carolyn M. Hendriks, Selen A. Ercan, and John Boswell

in Mending Democracy: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843054
eISBN:
9780191878954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843054.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 7 presents the theoretical implications of connective practices for deliberative democratic theory, particularly recent systemic thinking. The chapter revisits evolving ideas about ... More


A Deliberative Model of Intra-Party Democracy

Fabio Wolkenstein

in Rethinking Party Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198849940
eISBN:
9780191884344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849940.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter aims to answer the question of how exactly internally democratic parties should look, developing a ‘deliberative model of intra-party democracy’. The main justification of such a model ... More


Rethinking Party Reform

Fabio Wolkenstein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198849940
eISBN:
9780191884344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849940.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The functioning of representative democracy crucially depends on political parties that mediate between citizens and the state. It is widely doubted, however, that contemporary parties can still ... More


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