The Crisis of Democracy, Which Crisis? Which Democracy?

Selen ERCAN, Jean-Paul GAGNON

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Abstract

The introductory article to this special issue highlights three fundamental yet often neglected questions related to the current diagnosis of a crisis of democracy: What is meant by the term "crisis"? Which democracy is in crisis? And what, if anything, is "new" about the current crisis of democracy? We answer these questions by considering the multi-vocal contribution of purposefully curated short articles in this special issue. We argue that when engaging with the "crisis of democracy" diagnosis, it is important to unpack not only the normative presumptions one has in relation to what democracy is and should be, but also the recent transformations in the way politics is understood and practiced in contemporary societies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalDemocratic Theory
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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The Crisis of Democracy, Which Crisis? Which Democracy? / ERCAN, Selen; GAGNON, Jean-Paul.

In: Democratic Theory, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2014, p. 1-10.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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