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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


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


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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