Deliberative Democracy in a Diverse Europe. From Theory to Practice – Carmen Gabriela GREAB

DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY IN A DIVERSE EUROPE. FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

Carmen Gabriela GREAB

LUMENCopyright © 2008 – SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 106          LANGUAGE: English

ISBN:  978-973-166-048-6

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The nature of democracy has been debated for several millennia, while philosophers and other thinkers have speculated about what it is, what it could become and what it should be. Compared to the competing forms of government and the methods of organizing the society, democracy worked quite well with the values that most theorists and idealists considered important. As a result, democracy has produced societies that were human, flexible, productive and vigorous. However, democracy has not gone out of its way to look at how many theorists and idealists have imagined it should and could be. In addition, in the last century, citizens, public interest groups and political elites in advanced industrial democracies have expressed growing doubts that representative principles and institutions of democracy are sufficient mechanisms of democratic self-governance. These signs indicate widespread dissatisfaction with the institutions and processes of representative democracy. As a result, there has been an increasing number of requests for political reforms and restructuring of democratic political systems. (The author)


Topics of interest:

  • European studies
  • political sciences
  • deliberative democracy

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