Democracy in Troubled Times
Title: Democracy in Troubled Times
Author: MENY, Yves
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
Citation: European Political Science, 2010, 9, 2, 259-268
Democracies are fragile constructions. The apparently overwhelming expansion of democratic regimes should not, however, hide their intrinsic weaknesses. The paper examines how five (hypo)theses proposed by the author 10 years ago are still valuable instruments of analysis in periods of troubled times. The discrepancy between aspirations, programmes and the harsh reality of today is examined in the background of the Europeanisation and globalisation processes.
Subject: democracy; crisis; globalisation; Europeanisation of politics and policies
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