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The Democratic Culture of Unified Germany

Dieter Fuchs

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Taking the example of unified Germany, this chapter examines how a democratic culture can develop among people who have lived for decades in an autocratic state. The first section outlines the ... More


The Authority of Preferences

Robert E. Goodin

in Reflective Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256174
eISBN:
9780191599354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256179.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the second of two chapters on preference democracy. It points out that theories of liberal democracy necessarily require systematic responsiveness to popular wishes, in ways that make them ... More


Input Democracy

Robert E. Goodin

in Reflective Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256174
eISBN:
9780191599354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256179.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the first of four chapters on value democracy, and focuses on ‘input democracy’, which aims to give everyone (or, alternatively, every distinct affected interest) a ‘voice’, rather than ... More


The Autonomy of Preferences

Robert E. Goodin

in Reflective Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256174
eISBN:
9780191599354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256179.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the first of two chapters on preference democracy, and defends the Enlightenment model of social life, and the form of democratic individualism that flows from it, against communitarian ... More


Above and below

Matthew Flinders

in Delegated Governance and the British State: Walking without Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199271603
eISBN:
9780191709241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

One prominent alternative to the challenges of delegation rests on the movement of responsibilities above and below the nation state to democratic structures that may offer greater capacity in terms ... More


Democratic Analysis

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The political studies community in the United Kingdom has traditionally adopted a distinctive and insular approach, in terms of theory and methods, to constitutional research but there is a pressing ... More


Conclusion

Robert E. Goodin

in Reflective Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256174
eISBN:
9780191599354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256179.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This conclusion gives short restatements on two fronts. First, it comments briefly on how the author's model of ‘democratic deliberation within’ compares with, and improves upon, existing models. ... More


Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Jacques Thomassen (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book addresses the contrast between the view that elections are a mechanism to hold government accountable and the view that they are a means to ensure that citizens’ views and interests are ... 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


The Structure of Europeans’ Views of Democracy: Citizens’ Models of Democracy

Hanspeter Kriesi, Willem Saris, and Paolo Moncagatta

in How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766902
eISBN:
9780191821141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766902.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the structure of Europeans’ views of democracy, constructs three indices for democracy—for the three visions of liberal, social, and direct democracy, and provides a typology of ... More


Introduction: Democracy—the European Verdict

Mónica Ferrín and Hanspeter Kriesi

in How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766902
eISBN:
9780191821141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766902.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the basic model of liberal democracy, which constitutes the focus of the entire study, as well as the two models going beyond this basic model—social and direct democracy. In ... More


How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy

Mónica Ferrín and Hanspeter Kriesi (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766902
eISBN:
9780191821141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766902.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Based on a new dataset of the European Social Survey covering twenty-nine European and neighboring countries, this volume presents how, in 2012, Europeans view and evaluate democracy—their ... More


Representation and Accountability

Jacques Thomassen

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter presents the conceptual framework of the book and summarizes its main findings. The book examines the contrast between the view that elections are a mechanism to hold ... More


Normative and Empirical Models of Democracy

Radosław Markowski

in Media and Politics in New Democracies: Europe in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747536
eISBN:
9780191810435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747536.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter considers two fundamental issues related to democratic aspects of the media, namely its capability to provide citizens with reliable information necessary to adequately judge governmental ... More


How Real Democracy Really Works

Jason Brennan

in Debating Democracy: Do We Need More or Less?

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197540817
eISBN:
9780197540855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540817.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Most people’s models of democracy do not match how democracies in fact perform or could be made to perform under realistic circumstances. They think citizens form their political affiliations on the ... 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


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