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194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: E-government and e-governance
  • E-governance era : paradigm shifts and megatrends, Janus face of technology, digital divide, and the hype curve/hype cycle
  • Technology models and societal preferences : technology acceptance model (TAM), diffusion of innovation (DOI), and web trust
  • Scientific knowledge, technocrats, and the role of the expert
  • Open innovation, advancements in technological innovation and the impact of modern networks on participation
  • Deliberative democracy and citizen participation
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : social media and crowdsourcing
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : suggestion boxes, deliberative mini-publics, citizen review panels, deliberative polls and public meetings
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part one
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part two.
E-Governance as a field of study is relatively new when considered within the broader historical context of US democracy. The advent of the modern Internet in the early 1990s yielded new technologies that began to shift citizen expectations of how government can -- and in many cases should -- govern. Though innovations continue to emerge at a rapid pace, these technologies may be used to reinforce long-held deliberative democracy principles, including transparency, accountability and flexibility. Advances in E-Governance offers a comprehensive exploration of the role that technological innovation plays in facilitating government action and citizen participation. In this timely book, author Anthony Trotta differentiates e-governance from e-government and examines the increasingly important role social media and crowdsourcing have come to play in our democracy, and the interactions between technology, polling, voting, and outcomes. Including practical cases ranging from DMV registration to online tax filing and markers of successful implementation, Advances in E-Governance carefully addresses how the adoption and expansion of electronic platforms align with new government paradigms and looks to future trends in this rapidly expanding field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498701181 20170925
Law Library (Crown)
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xvii, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The dialectics of citizenship and community / Rodolfo Rosales
  • Lost in migration? : on comitatus, community, and citizenship / Louis Mendoza
  • Setting the stage : a top-down perspective on factors that divide democratic citizenship / Carol Yoder and Christina Verzjil
  • Dishonored citizenry : black women, civic virtue, and electoral powers / Joy James
  • Transborder political subjectivity and enacted citizenship : toward the end of the neoliberal "state of exception"? / Devon Peña
  • No nos moverán : embodying buen vivir in the case of Mission Trails Mobile Home Community / Marisol Cortez
  • Citizenship and sovereignty : the eternal conflict between rights and community / Deron Marquez
  • Sovereigns or citizens? : the paradox of indigenous self-determination / Rebecca Tsosie
  • Asian Americans : the challenge of citizenship status and building community / Kim Geron and Danvy Le.
Law Library (Crown)
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xvii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The rise of a nationwide contentious public sphere
  • The Chinese state's turn to law and rights
  • Critical news reporting and legal-media collaborative networks
  • Extending liberalization from the press to the Internet
  • An emerging online public
  • The Chinese state strikes back
  • Conclusion.
Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this happen? In The Contentious Public Sphere, Ya-Wen Lei shows how the Chinese state drew on law, the media, and the Internet to further an authoritarian project of modernization, but in so doing, inadvertently created a nationwide public sphere in China--one the state must now endeavor to control. Lei examines the influence this unruly sphere has had on Chinese politics and the ways that the state has responded. Using interviews, newspaper articles, online texts, official documents, and national surveys, Lei shows that the development of the public sphere in China has provided an unprecedented forum for citizens to influence the public agenda, demand accountability from the government, and organize around the concepts of law and rights. She demonstrates how citizens came to understand themselves as legal subjects, how legal and media professionals began to collaborate in unexpected ways, and how existing conditions of political and economic fragmentation created unintended opportunities for political critique, particularly with the rise of the Internet. The emergence of this public sphere--and its uncertain future--is a pressing issue with important implications for the political prospects of the Chinese people. Investigating how individuals learn to use public discourse to influence politics, The Contentious Public Sphere offers new possibilities for thinking about the transformation of state-society relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166865 20171204
Law Library (Crown)
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xvii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures and Tables ixAcknowledgments xiiiAbbreviations xvii1 Introduction 12 The Rise of a Nationwide Contentious Public Sphere 143 The Chinese State's Turn to Law and Rights 354 Critical News Reporting and Legal-Media Collaborative Networks 695 Extending Liberalization from the Press to the Internet 1046 An Emerging Online Public 1297 The Chinese State Strikes Back 1718 Conclusion 203Appendix 221Notes 247References 259Index 273.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166865 20171121
Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this happen? In The Contentious Public Sphere, Ya-Wen Lei shows how the Chinese state drew on law, the media, and the Internet to further an authoritarian project of modernization, but in so doing, inadvertently created a nationwide public sphere in China--one the state must now endeavor to control. Lei examines the influence this unruly sphere has had on Chinese politics and the ways that the state has responded. Using interviews, newspaper articles, online texts, official documents, and national surveys, Lei shows that the development of the public sphere in China has provided an unprecedented forum for citizens to influence the public agenda, demand accountability from the government, and organize around the concepts of law and rights. She demonstrates how citizens came to understand themselves as legal subjects, how legal and media professionals began to collaborate in unexpected ways, and how existing conditions of political and economic fragmentation created unintended opportunities for political critique, particularly with the rise of the Internet. The emergence of this public sphere--and its uncertain future--is a pressing issue with important implications for the political prospects of the Chinese people. Investigating how individuals learn to use public discourse to influence politics, The Contentious Public Sphere offers new possibilities for thinking about the transformation of state-society relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166865 20171121
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xxvi, 221 pages ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Building Blocs: Groups and Contested Party Transformations Chapter 2. Overcoming a Troubled History: Civil Rights Groups Seek a Coalition with Labor Chapter 3. Labor's Interest in a Civil Rights Coalition Chapter 4. Twisting the Donkey's Tail: How Groups Changed a Reluctant Party Chapter 5. Maintaining the Democratic Trajectory on Civil Rights Chapter 6. Conservative Christians Before the Christian Right Chapter 7. A Christian Right Takes Shape Chapter 8. The First Wave of Cultural Conservative Politics Chapter 9. Eating the Elephant, One Bite at a Time: Influencing a National Party Through State Politics Chapter 10. Conversions: Republican Nominations After Reagan Chapter 11. Other Evidence: Populism and Gay Rights Conclusion Notes Manuscript Sources Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249637 20171204
The United States has scores of potential issues and ideologies but only two major political parties. How parties respond to competing demands for their attention is therefore central to American democracy. First to the Party argues that organized groups set party agendas by invading party nominations to support candidates committed to their interests. Where the nominees then go, the parties also go. Using in-depth archival research and interviews with activists, Christopher Baylor applies this proposition to the two most important party transformations of the twentieth century: the Democratic Party's embrace of civil rights in the 1940s and 50s, and the Republican Party's embrace of cultural conservatism in the 1980s. The choices made by the parties in these circumstances were less a response to candidates or general electoral pressures than to activist and group influences on nominations. Party change is ultimately rooted in group change, which in turn is ultimately rooted in the coalitional and organizational challenges confronting groups. Baylor surveys the factors that determine whether a coalition is viable, including issue overlap, the approval of their own members and staff, and the ability to reach new audiences. Whether groups succeed in transforming parties depends largely on choosing the right allies and adjusting accordingly. In moments of profound party change, the prevailing political forces come to light. With its fine-grained analysis of major party change, First to the Party offers new insight into the classic issues confronting parties, representation, and democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249637 20171204
Green Library
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x, 199 pages ; 23 cm
  • Internet politics & the computer science of google
  • Google search returns on ballot measures
  • Click behavior and direct democracy
  • Learning happens : political knowledge and three ballot measures
  • Internet research and intellectually-secure decisions in direct democracy
  • Real-world applications : does google use correlate with real-world political behavior?
Law Library (Crown)
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x, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Unpacking legitimacy: An analytical framework of legitimate peace negotiations 3. Peace negotiations in Liberia and Kenya 4. A voice for the voiceless: Civil society activism in Liberia 5. Silencing the choirmasters: The Kenyan National Dialogue and Reconciliation 6. A multidimensional view of legitimacy 7. Emancipatory peacebuilding and civic agency.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685376 20171218
The book offers a critical analysis of legitimacy in peacebuilding, with a focus on peace negotiations and civil society participation in particular. The aim of this book is to unpack the meaning of legitimacy for the population in peacebuilding processes and the relationship this has with civil society involvement. There is a growing consensus for addressing local concerns in peacebuilding, with the aim of ensuring local ownership. Moreover, scholars have noted a relationship between civil society inclusion in peace negotiations and legitimacy. Yet, the very idea of legitimacy remains a black box. Using data from original empirical fieldwork - including over 100 semi-structured interviews and 12 focus group discussions - the book focuses on two case studies of negotiations that, respectively, ended a long civil war in Liberia in 2003 and ended the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008. It argues that civil society involvement is conceptually insufficient to show a multidimensional understanding of legitimacy. Instead, the book shows a complex picture of legitimate peace negotiations, based on outcome and participation-based characteristics with the involvement of both 'guarantors' of legitimacy and a more general civic agency which includes the general population. Through forms of participative communication, the passive audience become active stakeholders in the construction of legitimacy. This has repercussions for how we think about civil society and peacebuilding more generally. This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, security studies and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685376 20171218
Green Library
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xix, 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Green Library
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xv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction / 2. Democratising Global Governance / 3. Brazil and the Purchase of Drugs / 4. Brazil and Food Security / 5. Brazil and Open Government / 6. Brazil and Internet Governance / 7. Conclusion / Bibliography / Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786604545 20180115
In recent years, a growing literature has focused on how to create more effective and democratic global governance mechanisms to better tackle global challenges such as health epidemics, global hunger, Internet surveillance or the consequences of climate change. Yet there is a gap in accessible published material to reflect contributions of democratic states from the global South. Among these democracies from the global South, Brazil is a popular case for teachers and researchers looking to study global governance mechanisms. This book provides students with a framework that challenges the Western-centred views on questions of how to democratise global governance processes, arguing that developing democracies from the global South have developed serious and sustainable approaches to a more democratic global system. With chapters on Brazil's responses to global food security, the purchase of drugs, open government initiatives and internet governance, this book opens up contemporary and novel practices of democracy for examination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786604545 20180115
Green Library
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xviii, 337 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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xix, 220 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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ix, 316 pages ; 23 cm.
Participatory democracy calls for the creation and proliferation of practices and institutions that enable individuals and groups to better determine the conditions in which they act and relate to others. Michael Menser's timely book We Decide! is arguably the most comprehensive treatment of participatory democracy. He explains the three waves of participatory democracy theory to show that this movement is attentive to the mechanics of contemporary political practices. Menser also outlines "maximal democracy, " his own view of participatory democracy that expands people's abilities to shape their own lives, reduce inequality, and promote solidarity. We Decide! draws on liberal, feminist, anarchist, and environmental justice philosophies as well as in-depth case studies of Spanish factory workers, Japanese housewives, and Brazilian socialists to show that participatory democracy actually works. Menser concludes his study by presenting a reconstructed version of the state that is shaped not by corporations but by inclusive communities driven by municipal workers, elected officials, and ordinary citizens working together. In this era of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, the participatory democracy proposed in We Decide! is more significant than ever.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439914182 20180115
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1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
  • SECTION I: THEORETICAL INNOVATION-- SECTION II: CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT-- SECTION III: NEW EMPIRICAL HORIZONS-- SECTION IV: DISCUSSION AND DEBATE.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198748977 20171017
There is a mounting body of evidence pointing towards rising levels of public dissatisfaction with the formal political process. Depoliticization refers to a more discrete range of contemporary strategies that add to this growing trend towards anti-politics by either removing or displacing the potential for choice, collective agency, and deliberation. This book examines the relationship between these two trends as understood within the broader shift towards governance. It brings together a number of contributions from scholars who have a varied range of concerns but who nevertheless share a common interest in developing the concept of depoliticization through their engagement with a set of theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and empirical questions. This volume explores these questions from a variety of different perspectives and uses a number of different empirical examples and case studies from both within the nation state as well as from other regional, global, and multi-level arenas. In this context, this volume examines the potential and limits of depoliticization as a concept and its position and contribution in the nexus between the larger and more established literatures on governance and anti-politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198748977 20171017
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x, 177 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1.Introduction: Legitimation & Authoritarianism 2. The Authoritarian Public Sphere: 'We Always Had Complaints But Only in Our Minds' 3. Authoritarian Power & Legitimating Messages: A Framework for Analysis 4. Manipulating the Public Sphere in North Korea, Burma/Myanmar, and China 5. Unsettling an Authoritarian Public Sphere? Shadow Markets, Independent Journalism, and the Internet 6. Beyond Post-Cold War Asia: Explorations in the Authoritarian Public Sphere 7. Conclusion: The Authoritarian Public Sphere and Contemporary Autocracies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138210356 20170321
Authoritarian regimes craft and disseminate reasons, stories, and explanations for why they are entitled to rule. To shield those legitimating messages from criticism, authoritarian regimes also censor information that they find threatening. While committed opponents of the regime may be violently repressed, this book is about how the authoritarian state keeps the majority of its people quiescent by manipulating the ways in which they talk and think about political processes, the authorities, and political alternatives. Using North Korea, Burma (Myanmar) and China as case studies, this book explains how the authoritarian public sphere shapes political discourse in each context. It also examines three domains of potential subversion of legitimating messages: the shadow markets of North Korea, networks of independent journalists in Burma, and the online sphere in China. In addition to making a theoretical contribution to the study of authoritarianism, the book draws upon unique empirical data from fieldwork conducted in the region, including interviews with North Korean defectors in South Korea, Burmese exiles in Thailand, and Burmese in Myanmar who stayed in the country during the military government. When analyzed alongside state-produced media, speeches, and legislation, the material provides a rich understanding of how autocratic legitimation influences everyday discussions about politics in the authoritarian public sphere. Explaining how autocracies manipulate the ways in which their citizens talk and think about politics, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian politics, comparative politics and authoritarian regimes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138210356 20170321
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Rethinking the making of citizens-- 2. Seeing like a Sheikh-- 3. Enlightenment under autocracy-- 4. Symbolism, spectacle, and the shaping of the post-petroleum citizen-- 5. From enlightenment to entitlement: intended and unintended outcomes of social engineering-- 6. Explaining the paradox of the entitled patriot-- 7. Conclusion-- Appendix A: ethnography, interviews, and focus groups-- Appendix B: survey evidence.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107175723 20170731
How are state leaders adapting their citizen-building strategies for globalization? What outcomes are they achieving, and why? Bedouins into Bourgeois investigates an ambitious state-led social engineering campaign in the United Arab Emirates, where leaders aimed to encourage more entrepreneurial, market-friendly, patriotic, and civic-minded citizens. Extensive ethnography - including interviews with a ruling monarch - reveals the rulers' reasoning and goals for social engineering. Through surveys and experiments, social engineering outcomes are examined, as well as the reasons for these outcomes, with surprising results. This fascinating study illustrates how social engineering strategies that use nationalism to motivate citizens can have paradoxical effects, increasing patriotism but unexpectedly discouraging or "crowding out" development-friendly mind-sets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107175723 20170731
Green Library
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xvi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword / Arturo Escobar ix Preface and Acknowledgments xiii Introduction. Interrogating the Civil Society Agenda, Reassessing Uncivic Political Activism / Sonia E. Alvarez, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Agustin Lao-Montes, Jeffrey W. Rubin, and Millie Thayer 1 Part I. Interrogating the Civil Society Agenda: Reflections on Brazil 1. A Century of Councils: Participatory Budgeting and the Long History of Participation in Brazil / Gianpaolo Baiocchi 27 2. Civil Society in Brazil: From State Autonomy to Political Interdependency / Leonardo Avritzer 45 3. The Making and Unmaking of a New Democratic Space / Andrea Cornwall 63 4. Uncivil Subjects, Uncivil Women: Civic Participation, Ambivalence, and Political Subjectivity among Grassroots Community Leaders in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Benjamin Junge 81 Part II. Mapping Movement Fileds 5. Mapping the Field of Afro-Latin American Politics: In and Out of the Civil Society Agenda / Agustin Lao-Montes 103 6. Social Movement Demands in Argentina and the Constitution of a "Feminist People" / Graciela Di Marco 122 7. Politics by Other Means: Resistance to Neoliberal Politics / Graciela Monteagudo 141 8. The "Gray Zone" Between Movements and Markets: Brazilian Feminists and the International Aid Chain / Millie Thayer 156 Part III. The Nexus of Civic and Uncivic Politics 9. "This is No Longer a Democracy . . .": Thoughts on the Local Referendums on Mining on Peru's Northern Frontier / Raphael Hoetmer 179 10. From Afro-Colombians to Afro-Descendants: The Trajectory of Black Social Movements in Colombia, 1990-2010 / Kiran Asher 199 11. In the Streets and in the Institutions: Movements-in-Democracy and the Rural Women's Movement in Rio Grande Do Sol / Jeffrey W. Rubin 219 12. Refounding the Political: The Struggle for Provincialization in Santa Elena, Ecuador / Amaliea Pallares 238 Part IV. Movements, Regimes, and Refoundations 13. The Counterpoint Between Contention and Civic Collective Action in Venezuela's Recent Democracy / Margarita Lopez Maya and Luis E. Lander 261 14. Brazil: Back to the Streets? / Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ana Claudia Teixeira 282 15.Monuments of (De) Colonization: Violence, Democracy, and Gray Zones in Bolivia after January 11, 2007 / Jose Antonio Lucero 296 16 Beyond the Civil Society Agenda? Participation and Practices of Governance, Governability, and Governmentality in Latin America / Sonia E. Alvarez 316 Conclusion. Uncontained Activism / Millie Thayer and Jeffrey W. Rubin 331 References 339 Contributors 369 Index 373.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822363255 20170710
The contributors to Beyond Civil Society argue that the conventional distinction between civic and uncivic protest, and between activism in institutions and in the streets, does not accurately describe the complex interactions of forms and locations of activism characteristic of twenty-first-century Latin America. They show that most contemporary political activism in the region relies upon both confrontational collective action and civic participation at different moments. Operating within fluid, dynamic, and heterogeneous fields of contestation, activists have not been contained by governments or conventional political categories, but rather have overflowed their boundaries, opening new democratic spaces or extending existing ones in the process. These essays offer fresh insight into how the politics of activism, participation, and protest are manifest in Latin America today while providing a new conceptual language and an interpretive framework for examining issues that are critical for the future of the region and beyond. Contributors. Sonia E. Alvarez, Kiran Asher, Leonardo Avritzer, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Andrea Cornwall, Graciela DiMarco, Arturo Escobar, Raphael Hoetmer, Benjamin Junge, Luis E. Lander, Agustin Lao-Montes, Margarita Lopez Maya, Jose Antonio Lucero, Graciela Monteagudo, Amalia Pallares, Jeffrey W. Rubin, Ana Claudia Teixeira, Millie Thayer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822363255 20170710
Green Library

18. Brooklyn matters [2007]

Video
1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Brooklyn Matters reveals how a few powerful men tried to tilt the Brooklyn landscape in favor of big real estate at the expense of urban livability. Disregarding time-honored urban planning principles and manipulating a desperate need in the African-American community for jobs and affordable housing, they pushed their own interests forward--luxury housing and a 20,000 seat sports arena. The film poses vital, timely questions that are relevant to cities across the country: What is the proper use of eminent domain? What role does environmental and economic justice play in government-sponsored projects? Who does represent the community? Should traffic-intensive projects be approved without mandatory mitigation measures? Should taxpayer money go to acquire private property for a sports arena? What and who determines if an area is "blighted?" Does the public have a right to know about the use of public finances in large-scale real estate projects?
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xv, 226 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. A brief political history and cast of characters-- 2. Building blocks of a moral universe-- 3. On human nature and the nature of politics-- 4. Order and freedom/liberation: purposes of politics-- 5. What is 'politics' and what constitutes 'participation'?-- 6. Discipline, rights, and morality: 'democracy' in contemporary Myanmar-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107155695 20170130
This is the first book to provide a broad overview of the ways in which Buddhist ideas have influenced political thinking and politics in Myanmar. Matthew Walton draws extensively on Burmese language sources from the last 150 years to describe the 'moral universe' of contemporary Theravada Buddhism that has anchored most political thought in Myanmar. In explaining multiple Burmese understandings of notions such as 'democracy' and 'political participation', the book provides readers with a conceptual framework for understanding some of the key dynamics of Myanmar's ongoing political transition. Some of these ideas help to shed light on restrictive or exclusionary political impulses, such as anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism or scepticism towards the ability of the masses to participate in politics. Walton provides an analytical framework for understanding Buddhist influences on politics that will be accessible to a wide range of readers and will generate future research and debate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107155695 20170130
Green Library
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xi, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • PART ONE: DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY AND POLITICAL IDENTITY-- PART TWO: DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY AND POLITICAL IDENTITY IN THE EU-- PART THREE: TESTING THE LINGUA FRANCA THESIS - BELGIUM AND SWITZERLAND COMPARED-- PART FOUR: IMPLICATIONS FOR DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY AND POLITICAL IDENTITY IN THE EU.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198796886 20170807
Centripetal democracy is the idea that legitimate democratic institutions set in motion forms of citizen practice and representative behaviour that serve as powerful drivers of political identity formation. Partisan modes of political representation in the context of multifaceted electoral and direct democratic voting opportunities are emphasised on this model. There is, however, a strain of thought predominant in political theory that doubts the democratic capacities of political systems constituted by multiple public spheres. This view is referred to as the lingua franca thesis on sustainable democratic systems (LFT). Inadequate democratic institutions and acute demands to divide the political system (through devolution or secession), are predicted by this thesis. By combining an original normative democratic theory with a comparative analysis of how Belgium and Switzerland have variously managed to sustain themselves as multilingual democracies, this book identifies the main institutional features of a democratically legitimate European Union and the conditions required to bring it about. Part One presents a novel theory of democratic legitimacy and political identity formation on which subsequent analyses are based. Part Two defines the EU as a demoi-cracy and provides a thorough democratic assessment of this political system. Part Three explains why Belgium has largely succumbed to the centrifugal logic predicted by the LFT, while Switzerland apparently defies this logic. Part Four presents a model of centripetal democracy for the EU, one that would greatly reduce its democratic deficit and ensure that this political system does not succumb to the centrifugal forces expected by the LFT.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198796886 20170807
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