Rethinking Democratic Innovations: A Look through the Kaleidoscope of Democratic Theory

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Abstract

The study of democratic innovations has long been situated in the deliberative paradigm. Today, however, a new scholarly generation conceptualizes democratic innovations from various theoretical angles. This article reviews participatory, agonistic and transformative accounts of democratic innovations. This multiperspectival analysis presents democratic innovations in a new light. The term changes its meaning, going beyond institutions designed by experts to include the remaking of the structures that govern our everyday lives. Democratic innovations interrupt established modes of governance and create spaces for systemic transformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalPolitical Studies Review
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Oct 2021

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