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The Resource Demands on democracy, José María Maravall

Demands on democracy, José María Maravall

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Demands on democracy
Title
Demands on democracy
Statement of responsibility
José María Maravall
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why are representative democracies extensively criticised, yet remain widely aspired to throughout the world? Many citizens believe that democratic politicians operate with privileged information that allows them autonomy from genuine democratic controls, a phenomenon reinforced by the opacity of internal party politics. In established democracies throughout the world there is a widespread perception that political parties compete for power, yet no significant differences exist between them. Moreover, economic inequalities are no longer redressed by national governments in a world where markets are dominant and relevant decisions have been taken out of domestic politics. Citizens vote, but their choice is hardly relevant. This has led to widespread demands for 'more' democracy. But what does that mean in practice? Can democracies introduce greater 'representation' of citizens' interests? Do politicians operate as an autonomous caste hardly challenged by voters? Has political competition become irrelevant for the welfare of people? Do citizens want more democracy in internal party politics? And turning beyond the nation-state, has the European Union changed the scope of policy alternatives and influenced the accountability of politicians? What have been the consequences of European integration for national democracies? In his major new book, José María Maravall examines these and many other questions fundamental to democratic politics in the 21st Century. In doing so he draws extensively on original empirical evidence from 21 OECD parliamentary democracies from 1945 to 2010, and 1,259 country/year observations focused on politics, representation, parties, inequality, economic policies, and the political and economic conditions of European integration.--
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Maravall, José María
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Equality
  • OECD countries
  • European Union countries
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Demands on democracy, José María Maravall
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:397741/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-130) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction 1: Demands for Representation The Recurrent Crisis of Representative Democracy Does Electoral Democracy Induce the Control of Incumbents? Conclusions 2: Demands for Choice: The Competition Between Left and Right Introduction The Cause of Ideological Shifts The Political Consequences of Ideological Changes Conclusions 3: Demands for Equality Introduction The Social Democratic Conception of Equality The Evolution of Equality in Social Democratic Policies Social Democracy and Income Distribution in Hard Times The Political Consequences of Redistribution Conclusions Conclusion Summary European Integration and Democracy: Representation, Choice, and Redistribution Appendix: Political Parties
Control code
FIEb17848696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 135 pages
Isbn
9780198778523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)017815409
  • (OCoLC)924625765
Label
Demands on democracy, José María Maravall
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:397741/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-130) 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 1: Demands for Representation The Recurrent Crisis of Representative Democracy Does Electoral Democracy Induce the Control of Incumbents? Conclusions 2: Demands for Choice: The Competition Between Left and Right Introduction The Cause of Ideological Shifts The Political Consequences of Ideological Changes Conclusions 3: Demands for Equality Introduction The Social Democratic Conception of Equality The Evolution of Equality in Social Democratic Policies Social Democracy and Income Distribution in Hard Times The Political Consequences of Redistribution Conclusions Conclusion Summary European Integration and Democracy: Representation, Choice, and Redistribution Appendix: Political Parties
Control code
FIEb17848696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 135 pages
Isbn
9780198778523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)017815409
  • (OCoLC)924625765

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