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'Problemy ze wspolczesna demokracja' (Problems with modern democracy)


Pakulski, J, 'Problemy ze wspolczesna demokracja' (Problems with modern democracy), Zoon Politikon, 5 pp. 15-24. ISSN 2082-7806 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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There is a wide disparity between popular images of democracy – which approximate the well known and predominantly normative models of deliberative-participatory and (neo-classical) pluralist-representative democracy – and the actual democratic practices and power relations. The latter approximate closely the representative-elitist model of democracy (‘elite democracy’), as outlined by Weber and Schumpeter and as elaborated by contemporary elite scholars and students of ‘leader democracy’. This disparity between popular image and actual practice causes numerous confusions, as well as political disfunctions, especially the false political norms and expectations.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:politics, debate, modern democracy
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Pakulski, J (Professor Jan Pakulski)
ID Code:95900
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2014-10-10
Last Modified:2018-08-20
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