Democratic Deficit: Critical Citizens Revisited

Democratic Deficit

Cambridge University Press

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Democratic Deficit: Critical Citizens Revisited. Many fear that democracies are suffering from a legitimacy crisis. This book focuses on 'democratic deficits', reflecting how far the perceived democratic performance of any state diverges from public expectations. Pippa Norris examines the symptoms by comparing system support in more than fifty societies worldwide, challenging the pervasive claim that most established democracies have experienced a steadily rising tide of political disaffection during the third-wave era. The book diagnoses the reasons behind the democratic deficit, including demand (rising public aspirations for democracy), information (negative news about government) and supply (the performance and structure of democratic regimes). Finally, Norris examines the consequences for active citizenship, for governance and, ultimately, for democratization. This book provides fresh insights into major issues at the heart of comparative politics, public opinion, political culture, political behavior, democratic governance, political psychology, political communications, public policymaking, comparative sociology, cross-national survey analysis and the dynamics of the democratization process.

Forfattere: Pippa Norris Utgave: ukjent
Språk: Engelsk Sidetall: 350
ISBN: 9780521127448 Vekt: 540 g
Forlag: Cambridge University Press Innbinding: Heftet
Utgitt: 2011 Veil. pris: 0 kr
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