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Complex Democracy

Varieties, Crises, and Transformations

Editors: Schneider, Volker, Eberlein, Burkard (Eds.)

  • One of very few books dealing with the transformation and future of democracy
  • Covers the broad field of democracy studies
  • Illustrates the challenges for democracy that result from economic crisis
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About this book

This book presents a state-of-the art collection of original contributions on democracy, addressing three related themes: the complexity of modern democracies and their structural diversity; coping strategies of democracies in times of crises; and current and potential trajectories and transformations of democracy. The first part of the book maps the democratic landscape by revealing the diversity of democratic political systems, through either comparative analysis or case studies on the specific nature of political and administrative systems in interest intermediation and identity construction. The second part presents articles that investigate the response of democracies to times of crisis, with an emphasis on political economies and policy processes within the European Union. The third part offers studies on democracies that explore their adaptive potential in the context of globalization and in that of broader technical, institutional or cultural changes.

About the authors

Volker Schneider is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Politics, Law and Economics at the University of Konstanz. His research concentrates on the theory of the state, governance and public policy and in particular on a network perspective on state and society.

Burkard Eberlein is an Associate Professor of Public Policy in the School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada. His areas of research are comparative public policy and transnational governance, with a particular focus on novel governance arrangements across national borders.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Complex Democracy: An Introduction

    Schneider, Volker (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Varieties of Democracy: ‘Proporzdemokratie’, ‘Consensus Democracy’, Liberal Democracy and Direct Democracy

    Kriesi, Hanspeter

    Pages 11-27

  • The Four Worlds of Democracy: Commentary on Arend Lijphart’s Revised Edition of Patterns of Democracy (2012)

    Schmidt, Manfred G.

    Pages 29-49

  • ‘Proporz’ or Polarization? The Religious Cleavage, the Division on the Left and the Party Systems of Southern Europe

    Manow, Philip

    Pages 51-68

  • Lehmbruch Versus Lijphart: Comparing Democratic Governments as Multidimensional Regimes

    Benz, Arthur

    Pages 69-82

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15850-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15849-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36729-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Democracy
Book Subtitle
Varieties, Crises, and Transformations
Editors
  • Volker Schneider
  • Burkard Eberlein
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15850-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15850-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15849-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36729-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 291
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
Topics