Challenges of democracy in the 21st century : concepts, methods, causality and the quality of democracy / edited by Luca Tomini and Giulia Sandri.
Contributor(s): Sandri, Giulia [editor.] | Tomini, Luca [editor.] | Taylor and Francis.Material type: Text Language of document:EnglishSeries: Democratization studies: Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, 2018Description: 1 online resource (190 pages) : 40 illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351209519.Subject(s): Democracy -- European Union countries | Democracy | Politics and governmentAdditional physical formats: Print version: : No titleDDC classification: 321.8 Online resources: Click here to view.
chapter The quality of democracy: Towards a new research agenda / LUCA TOMINI -- part PART I Concepts and methods -- chapter 1 Some critical thoughts on researching the quality of democracy / PHILIPPE C. SCHMITTER -- chapter 2 Aggregating a multi- dimensional concept: the quality of democracy / DIRK BERG - SCHLOSSER -- part PART II Causality and the quality of democracy -- chapter 3 Accountability through stages of democratization: A causal explanation of quality of democracy / LUCA TOMINI -- chapter 4 Democratic quality and democratic survival / ANÍBAL PÉREZ - LIÑÁN AND NOAH SMITH -- chapter 5 Economic crisis and democracy: How to analyse the impact of the former on the latter / LEONARDO MORLINO -- chapter 6 The cornerstone of quality of democracy: Electoral accountability in EU member states / STEFANO ROMBI -- part PART III Beyond the state: territorial dimensions of the quality of democracy -- chapter 7 Patterns of regional democracy: Government forms and performance in federal and decentralized West European countries / RÉGIS DANDOY, GIULIA SANDRI AND LIEVEN D E WINTER -- chapter 8 Protecting the rule of law and the state of democracy at the supranational level: Political dilemmas and institutional struggles in strengthening EU's input, output and throughput legitimacy / RAMONA COMAN.
The effectiveness and capacity of survival of democratic regimes has been recently and widely questioned in the public and political debate. Both democratic institutions and political actors are increasingly confronted with rapid economic and societal transformations that, at least according to some observers and commentators, they not seem to be ready or equipped to manage effectively.