Crisis and mutation in the institutions of representation in 'real-existing' democracies
Journal of Chinese governance, 2019, Vol. 4, No. 4, (SI), pp. 323-338
SCHMITTER, Philippe C., Crisis and mutation in the institutions of representation in 'real-existing' democracies, Journal of Chinese governance, 2019, Vol. 4, No. 4, (SI), pp. 323-338 - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/66107
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'Real-existing Democracies' (REDs) seem to be in real trouble. Academics and practitioners tend to agree on this and both can produce long lists of negative trends to illustrate it. The one thread that connects all of these symptoms is representation and, even more specifically, the extent to which citizen representation through political parties competing in 'free and fair' elections within territorial constituencies is capable of keeping rulers accountable and ensuring their legitimacy. Could it be that what are no longer working as they used to and, therefore, generating most of the disaffection among citizens are the partisan channels for articulating, aggregating, deliberating and deciding among competing interests and passions?
Published online: 11 Nov 2019
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/66107
Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/23812346.2019.1672362
ISSN: 2381-2346; 2381-2354
Publisher: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Keyword(s): Liberal democracy representation legitimacy crisis of democracy types of representatives
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European University Institute
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