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Ruling the void : the hollowing of Western democracy, Peter Mair

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Ruling the void : the hollowing of Western democracy
Title
Ruling the void
Title remainder
the hollowing of Western democracy
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mair
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the long-established democracies of Western Europe, electoral turnouts are in decline, membership is shrinking in the major parties, and those who remain loyal partisans are sapped of enthusiasm. Peter Mair's new book weighs the impact of these changes, which together show that, after a century of democratic aspiration, electorates are deserting the political arena. Mair examines the alarming parallel development that has seen Europe's political elites remodel themselves as a homogeneous professional class, withdrawing into state institutions that offer relative stability in a world of fickle voters. Meanwhile, non-democratic agencies and practices proliferate and gain credibility--not least among them the European Union itself, an organization contributing to the depoliticization of the member states and one whose notorious "democratic deficit" reflects the deliberate intentions of its founders. Ruling the Void offers an authoritative and chilling assessment of the prospects for popular political representation today, not only in the varied democracies of Europe but throughout the developed world." --
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Mair, Peter
Dewey number
320.94
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Political parties
  • Apathy
  • Skepticism
Label
Ruling the void : the hollowing of Western democracy, Peter Mair
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [149]-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Electoral participation
  • Electorial volatility
  • Party loyalties
  • Party membership
  • Conclusion
  • 2. The challenge to party government
  • Do parties matter?
  • Declining electoral cohesion
  • The problem of party government
  • The waning of party government
  • List of tables
  • 3. The withdrawal of the elites
  • The century of mass politics
  • From civil society to the state : the location of parties
  • The functions of parties
  • 4. Popular democracy and the European Union polity
  • Being safe for, or from, democracy
  • The EU polity
  • Politicization and displacement
  • Europeanization and depoliticization
  • The puzzle of apolitical Europe
  • Editor's foreward
  • The EU as a construct
  • Conclusion : Euroscepticism and polity-scepticism
  • Appendix : a note on additional tables
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • Democracy and indifference
  • Indifference and renewal
  • Redefining democracy
  • 1. The passing of popular involvement
  • Citizen disengagement
Control code
FIEb17292372
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 174 pages
Isbn
9781781680995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)844073553
Label
Ruling the void : the hollowing of Western democracy, Peter Mair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [149]-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Electoral participation
  • Electorial volatility
  • Party loyalties
  • Party membership
  • Conclusion
  • 2. The challenge to party government
  • Do parties matter?
  • Declining electoral cohesion
  • The problem of party government
  • The waning of party government
  • List of tables
  • 3. The withdrawal of the elites
  • The century of mass politics
  • From civil society to the state : the location of parties
  • The functions of parties
  • 4. Popular democracy and the European Union polity
  • Being safe for, or from, democracy
  • The EU polity
  • Politicization and displacement
  • Europeanization and depoliticization
  • The puzzle of apolitical Europe
  • Editor's foreward
  • The EU as a construct
  • Conclusion : Euroscepticism and polity-scepticism
  • Appendix : a note on additional tables
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • Democracy and indifference
  • Indifference and renewal
  • Redefining democracy
  • 1. The passing of popular involvement
  • Citizen disengagement
Control code
FIEb17292372
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 174 pages
Isbn
9781781680995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)844073553

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