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The Resource Centripetal democracy : democratic legitimacy and political identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union, Joseph Lacey

Centripetal democracy : democratic legitimacy and political identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union, Joseph Lacey

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Centripetal democracy : democratic legitimacy and political identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union
Title
Centripetal democracy
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democratic legitimacy and political identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union
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Joseph Lacey
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Language
eng
Summary
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. --
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Lacey, Joseph
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
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Centripetal democracy : democratic legitimacy and political identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union, Joseph Lacey
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:315418/one
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute (SPS 2015)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction. Part One: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity. 1: Democratic Process and Democratic Purpose. 2: The Democratic Enactment of Representation. Part Two: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in the EU. 3: A Conceptual Map of the EU. 4: A Democratic Assessment of European Demoi-cracy. Part Three: Testing the Lingua Franca Thesis - Belgium and Switzerland Compared. 5: Belgium Versus the Lingua Franca Thesis. 6: Switzerland Versus the Lingua Franca Thesis. Part Four: Implications for Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in the EU. 7: Modelling Centripetal Democracy for the EU. The Argument in Summary
Control code
19293177
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xi, 293 pages
Isbn
9780198796886
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016955201
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960837914
Label
Centripetal democracy : democratic legitimacy and political identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union, Joseph Lacey
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:315418/one
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute (SPS 2015)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Part One: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity. 1: Democratic Process and Democratic Purpose. 2: The Democratic Enactment of Representation. Part Two: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in the EU. 3: A Conceptual Map of the EU. 4: A Democratic Assessment of European Demoi-cracy. Part Three: Testing the Lingua Franca Thesis - Belgium and Switzerland Compared. 5: Belgium Versus the Lingua Franca Thesis. 6: Switzerland Versus the Lingua Franca Thesis. Part Four: Implications for Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in the EU. 7: Modelling Centripetal Democracy for the EU. The Argument in Summary
Control code
19293177
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xi, 293 pages
Isbn
9780198796886
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016955201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960837914

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