Governance, self-representation and democratic imagination

Henrik Paul Bang, Torben Bech Dyrberg

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The relationship between individual and community is a classical theme in democratic theory. To search for innovations in democratic theory calls for re-thinking this relationship. In modern political theory this relationship has predominantly been referred to as the terrain of, and the challenges to, government. The theoretical set-up has mostly been centred on the oppositions between public/private and state/civil society. These oppositions have been related to discussions of the nature of politics in general and democratic politics in particular. The typical oppositions have been those between the common good versus neutrality, the instrumental versus the normative, power versus autonomy, and ‘thick’ versus ‘thin’ conceptions of individual and community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDemocratic Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationDeliberation, representation and association
EditorsMichael Saward
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781134566624
ISBN (Print)9780415406574
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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