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Modernizing Democracy

Innovations in Citizen Participation (Transformational Trends in Governance and Democracy)

by Xavier N. (FWD) De Souza Briggs

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by M.E. Sharpe .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Public Policy - General,
  • Political Science,
  • Electronic government information,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Public Affairs & Administration,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political participation,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Constitutions,
  • United States,
  • Internet in public administration

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsTerry F. Buss (Editor), F. Stevens Redburn (Editor), Kristina Guo (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages350
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8055147M
    ISBN 100765617625
    ISBN 109780765617620

    The Judge in a Democracy. Aharon Barak. people can be sentenced to death, a judge in a modern democracy assumes a role that raises some of the most contentious political issues of our day. A most important contribution to our understanding of the role of a judiciary in a democracy, this book will be of wide appeal to judges, legal.   Three new books explore the concepts of liberalism, democracy and nationalism. not as a protest against democracy per se but rather as a protest against the limits of modern democracy Author: Justin Vogt.

    !Conventional accounts of classical Athenian democracy represent the assembly as the primary democratic institution in the Athenian political system. This looks reasonable in the light of modern democracy, which has typically developed through the democratization of legislative assemblies. Yet it conflicts with the evidence at our Size: 1MB. In today’s modern world, every political regime, even the most authoritarian or repressive, describes itself as democracy or a democratic people’s republic. The concept of rule by the people and on behalf of the people has come to be accepted as the norm.

    Modernizing Democracy brings together scholars focusing the role of associations and associating in contemporary societies. The contributions to Modernizing Democracy will be organized into: Studying Association and Associating in the 21st Century, Associating in Times of Post-Democracy and Associations and the Challenge of Capitalist Development.   Democracy is from the Greek: demos means more or less "the people," cracy derives from kratos which means "strength or rule," so democracy = rule by the the 5th century BCE, the Athenian democracy was made up of a set of assemblies and courts staffed by people with very short terms (some as short s a day)—over one-third of all citizens over the age of 18 served at least .


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Modernizing Democracy brings together scholars focusing the role of associations and associating in contemporary societies. Organizations and associations have been identified as the “meso level of society” and as the “basic elements of democracy”.

They are important providers of welfare services. "Modernizing Democracy: Innovations in Citizen Participation" points the way. Written for public administration professionals, scholars, and students interested in citizen participation, it brings together new analyses of innovative practices, from hands-on community learning and focus groups to high-tech information systems and decision support : Paperback.

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About this book. Introduction. Modernizing Democracy brings together scholars focusing the role of associations and associating in contemporary societies. Organizations and associations have been identified as the “meso level of society” and as the “basic elements of democracy”.

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Bureaucracy, once erected, may also come to.ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Modernizing democracy: an overview of the issues / Terry F. Buss, F. Stevens Redburn, and Kristina Guo --Expanding and deepening citizen participation: a policy agenda / F.

Stevens Redburn and Terry F. Buss --Community learning: the .