Parliament And Democracy In The Twenty First Century
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📒Parliament And Democracy In The Twenty First Century ✍ David Beetham
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✏International Day of Democracy 2010 Your Parliament Working for you Accountable to you Book Summary :
📒Liberal Democracy Into The Twenty First Century ✍ Roland Axtmann
✏Liberal Democracy Into the Twenty first Century Book Summary : This text offers a contemporary critique of liberal democracy, examining the meaning of democracy today, as it faces the challenges of feminism, multiculturalism, globalization and European integration. The author discusses the notions of sovereignty, constitutionalism and representation, and analyzes the liberal concept of citizenship. He then surveys the conceptual history of civil society, and presents republican and deliberative politics (after Habermas) as alternative conceptualizations of democracy.
📒Evaluating Parliament ✍ Inter-parliamentary Union
✏Evaluating Parliament Book Summary : The purpose of this self-assessment toolkit is to assist parliaments and their members in assessing how their parliament performs against widely accepted criteria for democratic parliaments. All the scenarios in the toolkit share the objective of evaluating parliaments against international criteria for democratic parliaments as well as identifying priorities and means for strengthening parliaments.
📒E Participation In Southern Europe And The Balkans ✍ Euripidis Loukis
✏E Participation in Southern Europe and the Balkans Book Summary : The rapid development and the growing penetration of information and communication technologies (ICT) provide tremendous opportunities for a wide and cost effective application of the ideas of participative democracy and public participation in government decision and policy making. ICT can drive dramatic transformations in the quantity and quality of communication and interaction of government organizations with citizens, revitalizing and strengthening the modern representative democracy which currently faces big problems of reduced citizens’ trust and involvement. This book deals with the application of these e-participation ideas in the special and ‘difficult’, and at the same time highly interesting, national context of Southern Europe and the Balkans. The first chapter provides an overview of e-participation concepts and practices whilst the following chapters analyse pilot applications of e-participation concepts in eight different Southern European and Balkan countries (Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania, Greece, Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)). They cover both the ‘classical’ e-participation paradigm, based on official e-participation spaces created, operated and controlled by government organizations as well as emerging new e-participation paradigms including e-participation based on web 2.0 social media, and ‘scientific-level’ e-participation, based on opening government data to the scientific community. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.
📒Tools For Parliamentary Oversight ✍ Hironori Yamamoto
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📒Democracy And Growth In The Twenty First Century ✍ Francesco Grillo
✏Democracy and Growth in the Twenty first Century Book Summary : Is democracy still the best political regime for countries to adapt to economic and technological pressures and increase their level of prosperity? While the West seems to have stagnated in an environment of political mistrust, increasing inequality and low growth, the rise of the East has shown that it may not be liberal democracy that is best at accommodating the social mutations that technologies have triggered. The cases of China and Italy form the research focus as two extremes in growth performance. China is the star of globalisation in the East, while Italy is the laggard of globalisation in the West and a laboratory of creeping political meltdown now shared by other major Western economies. But is this forever? Introducing the ‘innovation paradox’ as the main challenge to the West and the notion of ‘knowledge democracy’ as key to sustainable growth, this book presents a new side to the debate on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (or fifth as the authors argue). It is a vital reading for all those questioning what kind of democracy positively impacts innovation as the force whose speed and direction transforms societies and economies.
📒Twenty First Century Populism ✍ Daniele Albertazzi
✏Twenty First Century Populism Book Summary : Over the last decade, the main area of sustained populist growth has been Western Europe, with populist movements reaching new heights in countries such as France, Italy, Austria and Holland. Twenty-First Century Populism analyses this phenomenon by looking at the conditions facilitating the emergence and success of populism in specific national contexts and then examining why populism has flourished or floundered in those countries. The book also discusses the degree to which populism has affected mainstream politics in Western Europe and examines the inter-relationship between populism, political parties, the media and democracy. Containing chapters by a series of country experts and renowned political scientists from across the continent, this volume is the first to offer an in-depth account of the reasons behind the populist wave in twenty-first century Europe.
📒Twenty First Century Democracy ✍ Philip Resnick
✏Twenty First Century Democracy Book Summary : According to a recent feature in The Economist, democracy has been only half achieved this century and should flower in the next. In preparation for new forms of democracy, well-known political theorist Philip Resnick addresses some of the fundamental questions surrounding the practice of democracy at the end of the twentieth century and the difficulties of governance in the twenty-first century, including issues of globalization, nationalism, and direct democracy.
📒European Integration In The Twenty First Century ✍ Mary Farrell
✏European Integration in the Twenty First Century Book Summary : European Integration in the Twenty-First Century provides a comprehensive overview of the many dimensions and challenges to the on-going European integration project. It employs a number of interdisciplinary perspectives to review processes of both unity and disunity providing the reader with a complete snapshot of contemporary European integration in its variety of settings.