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Democracy and the Role of Associations

Political, Strutural and Social Contexts

Edited by Sigrid Rossteutscher

Routledge – 2004 – 276 pages

Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

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Description

Voluntary associations have been presented as a solution to political apathy and cynicism towards representative democracy. The authors collected in this volume, however, argue that these claims require more robust substantiation and seek to critically examine the crucial link between the associative sector and the health of democracy. Focusing on the role of context and using diverse approaches and empirical material, they explore whether these associations in differing socio-political contexts actually undermine rather than reinvigorate democracy.

Contents

Part 1. Politics and Institutions Part 2. Features of Associations Part 3. The Social Fabric of Daily Life Conclusion

Name: Democracy and the Role of Associations: Political, Strutural and Social Contexts (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Sigrid Rossteutscher. Voluntary associations have been presented as a solution to political apathy and cynicism towards representative democracy. The authors collected in this volume, however, argue that these claims require more robust substantiation and seek to critically...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, Democracy, Social & Political Theory