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The Resource Democratic elitism : new theoretical and comparative perspectives, edited by Heinrich Best and John Higley

Democratic elitism : new theoretical and comparative perspectives, edited by Heinrich Best and John Higley

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Democratic elitism : new theoretical and comparative perspectives
Title
Democratic elitism
Title remainder
new theoretical and comparative perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Heinrich Best and John Higley
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Language
eng
Summary
Joseph Schumpeter's 'competitive theory of democracy' - often labeled democratic elitism - has struck many as an apt and insightful description of how representative democracy works, even though convinced democrats detect an elitist thrust they find disturbing. But neither Schumpeter nor subsequent defenders of democratic elitism have paid enough attention to actual behaviors of leaders and elites. Attention has been riveted on how adequately democratic elitism captures the relationship between governors and governed in its insistence that competitive elections prevent the relationship from being one-way, that is, leaders and elites largely unaccountable to passive and submissive voters. Why and how leaders and elites create and sustain competitive elections, what happens if their competitions become excessively stage-managed or belligerent - how, in short, leaders and elites really act - are some of the issues this book addresses.--
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • Best, Heinrich
  • Higley, John
Series statement
International studies in sociology and social anthropology,
Series volume
v. 111
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  • Democracy
  • Elite (Social sciences)
Label
Democratic elitism : new theoretical and comparative perspectives, edited by Heinrich Best and John Higley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Selected papers from an international conference took place during June 2007 in the Old Castle of Dornburg, Germany
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Democratic Elitism - Conflict and Consensus
  • Fredrik Engelstad
  • Elites' Illusions about Democracy
  • John Higley -- Pt. II.
  • Democratic Elitism: Comparative Perspectives
  • Associated Rivals: Antagonism and Cooperation in the German Political Elite
  • Heinrich Best
  • Political versus Media Elites in Norway
  • Trygve Gulbrandsen
  • Elite Formation and Democratic Elitism in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis
  • Introduction.
  • Michael Edinger
  • Hungary: Between Consolidated and Simulated Democracy
  • Gyorgy Lengyel and Gabriella Ilonszki
  • Assault on Democratic Elitism in Poland
  • Jacek Wasilewski
  • Democracy by Elite Co-optation: Democratic Elitism in Multi-Ethnic States
  • Anton Steen and Mindaugas Kuklys -- Epilogue:
  • Democratic Elitism and Western Political Thought
  • John Higley
  • Democratic Elitism Reappraised
  • Heinrich Best and John Higley -- Pt. I.
  • Democratic Elitism: Theoretical Perspectives
  • "They Ain't Making Elites Like They Used To": The Never Ending Trouble with Democratic Elitism
  • Jens Borchert
  • Beyond the Happy Consensus about Democratic Elitism
  • Andras Korosenyi
Control code
FIEb16756174
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 235 pages
Isbn
9789004179394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)457010502
Label
Democratic elitism : new theoretical and comparative perspectives, edited by Heinrich Best and John Higley
Publication
Note
Selected papers from an international conference took place during June 2007 in the Old Castle of Dornburg, Germany
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
  • Democratic Elitism - Conflict and Consensus
  • Fredrik Engelstad
  • Elites' Illusions about Democracy
  • John Higley -- Pt. II.
  • Democratic Elitism: Comparative Perspectives
  • Associated Rivals: Antagonism and Cooperation in the German Political Elite
  • Heinrich Best
  • Political versus Media Elites in Norway
  • Trygve Gulbrandsen
  • Elite Formation and Democratic Elitism in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis
  • Introduction.
  • Michael Edinger
  • Hungary: Between Consolidated and Simulated Democracy
  • Gyorgy Lengyel and Gabriella Ilonszki
  • Assault on Democratic Elitism in Poland
  • Jacek Wasilewski
  • Democracy by Elite Co-optation: Democratic Elitism in Multi-Ethnic States
  • Anton Steen and Mindaugas Kuklys -- Epilogue:
  • Democratic Elitism and Western Political Thought
  • John Higley
  • Democratic Elitism Reappraised
  • Heinrich Best and John Higley -- Pt. I.
  • Democratic Elitism: Theoretical Perspectives
  • "They Ain't Making Elites Like They Used To": The Never Ending Trouble with Democratic Elitism
  • Jens Borchert
  • Beyond the Happy Consensus about Democratic Elitism
  • Andras Korosenyi
Control code
FIEb16756174
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 235 pages
Isbn
9789004179394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)457010502

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