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Staat und Volk – was sonst?

Schimmelfennig, Frank; Vogt, Manuel; (2013) Staat und Volk – was sonst? In: Kriesi, Hanspeter and Müller, Lars, (eds.) Herausforderung Demokratie. NCCR Democracy and Lars Müller Publishers: Zürich, Switzeralnd. Green open access

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Abstract

Is democracy the best form of government? What are the hallmarks of a good democracy? These questions were asked in ancient times and we are still trying to find the answers today. We have learned, at least, that there is no “perfect” democracy! Democratically-ruled nations try to strike a difficult balance between equality and liberty, as well as between majority and minorities. They try to maintain order in society while allowing for the greatest possible expressions of opinion. Democracy demands and democracy challenges—and as a system of government, democracy is itself challenged today by globalization and the development of digital media. Against this background, and in light of political and economic events in Asia or in the Arab world, there is another incessant question: is democracy still up-to-date? But of course! Democracies perform generally better and ensure peace more successfully than other forms of government. Democracy: An Ongoing Challenge illustrates why. This visual reader uses the power of images to complement text, resulting in a compendium of the history and development of democracy, and offering insight into contemporary debates.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Staat und Volk – was sonst?
ISBN: 303778296X
ISBN-13: 9783037782965
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/herausford...
Language: German
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10058154
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