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Balancing Democracy - Roland Axtmann

Balancing Democracy

By: Roland Axtmann (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2001
ISBN: 9780826450319
Number Of Pages: 332

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Addressing one of the classical concerns of comparative politics, the formation and maintenance of stable democracies, Balancing Democracy will be of interest to students taking courses in comparative politics and democratization as well as to general reader, concerned with democratic developments in the twenty-first century.

Written by a specially commissioned group of international experts, this volume provides an attempt at detecting socio-political trends, highlighting chances for further democratization and dangers to democratic stability.

"This is a strong collection of articles. It covers a wide range of topics relating to democracy - from shifting concepts of citizenship, to multiculturalism, to the practice of democracy in a number of different societies, to the challenges posed by globalization. The articles are by leading specialists in the field; they are clearly argued; and they leave the reader with a sense fo the open-ended nature of the subject." Professor Philip Resnick, University of British Columbia.

Contributors
Preface
Introduction I: Balancing Democracy in Political Sciencep. 1
Introduction II: Between Polycentricity and Globalization: Democratic Governance in Europep. 33
Nationalism, Territoriality and Democracyp. 57
Transnational Migration, the Liberal State and Citizenshipp. 76
Democracy, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Differencep. 90
Constitutional Reform and Democratic Renewal in the United Kingdomp. 107
Majorities, Minorities and Democratic Governance: The Disuniting of Canada?p. 125
The State, Democracy and Citizenship in Australiap. 158
Political Parties and Civil Society in Indiap. 176
The Prospects for Sustainable Democracy in Post-apartheid South Africap. 195
A Future for Democracy in Russia?p. 214
Democracy and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europep. 239
Between the Local and the Global: Democracy in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 255
The European Parliament and Democracy in the European Unionp. 276
Challenges to Democracy in an Age of Globalizationp. 295
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780826450319
ISBN-10: 0826450318
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5