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Title: Representative Democracy Takes a 'Deliberative Turn'
Authors: Farrell, David M.
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: European University Institute
Abstract: In a set of papers published in his final years, Peter Mair expressed strong and ever more urgent concerns over the state of party politics and the future of representative politics itself . The aim of this paper is to examine his thesis. I start in the next section by setting out the main points of Mair’s arguments on party and democratic failure. I next consider the question of whether the evidence supports such a perspective, or whether in fact there are signs of adaptability and change. This then leads to a discussion about the reform agenda in established representative democracies, an agenda that in a growing number of cases is bringing deliberation centre stage.
Description: Responsive or Responsible? Parties, Democracy, and Global Markets, European University Institute, Florence, September 26 - 28th 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3907
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