Challenges to Democracy: Ideas, Involvement and Institutions

Challenges to Democracy: Ideas, Involvement and Institutions

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349418626
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: PSA Yearbooks
Edition description: 1st ed. 2001
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

GEORGINA BLAKELEY Lecturer in Politics, University of Huddersfield
PETER BURNELL Professor of Politics, University of Warwick
ROBERT DAHL Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University
RON JOHNSTON Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
TIM JORDAN Lecturer in Sociology, Open University
MARTIN LODGE Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Ulster, Jordanstown
HENRY MILNER Political Scientist affiliated with Laval University in Canada and the University of Umea, Sweden
PIPPA NORRIS Associate Director (Research), and Lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
ELINOR OSTROM Co-Director, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University
JAN OTT PhD Research, Erasmus University
JOHN PARKINSON Doctoral Student, Melbourne University
CHARLES PATTIE Professor, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield
BENJAMIN RADCLIFF Associate Professor of Government, University of Notre Dame, Paris
JONATHAN WOLFF Professor of Philosophy, University College London
PERRI 6 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Government, University of Strathclyde

Table of Contents

Introduction CHALLENGES FOR DEMOCRACY: EQUALITY AND SATISFACTION Political Equality in the Coming Century; R.Dahl Levelling Down; J.Wolff The Political Economy of Human Happiness; B.Radcliff Freedom and the Achievement of Happiness; J.Ott CHALLENGES FROM SOCIETY: CHANGING PETTERNS OF POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT Is there a Crisis of Democracy in Great Britain? Turnout at General Elections Reconsidered; R.Johnston & C.Pattie Social Capital, Civic Literacy and Political Participation: Explaining Differences in Voter Turnout; H.Milner A Virtuous Circle? The Impact of Political Communications in Post-Industrial Democracies; P.Norris Hactivism: Direct Action on the Electronic Flows of Information Societies; T.Jordan Deliberative Democracy and Referendums; J.Parkinson Creating Spaces of Deliberation in Barcelona: Its Good to Talk?; G.Blakeley CHALLENGES FROM THE STATE: CHANGING INSTITUTIONS External Influences on Party Development and Transnational Party Cooperation: The Case of Post-Communist Europe; G.Pridham Promoting Parties and Party Systems in New Democracies: Is there Anything the International Community Can Do?; P.Burnell Regulatory Accountability: Towards a Single Citizen-Consumer Model?; M.Lodge E-Governance: Weber's Revenge?; Perri 6 Decentralization and Development: the New Panacea; E.Ostrom Index

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