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The Democracy Sourcebook

Author : Robert Alan Dahl
ISBN : 0262541475
Genre : Political Science
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A collection of classic and contemporary writings on democracy, suitable for use in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.

Reconstituting The Constitution

Author : Caroline Morris
ISBN : 3642215726
Genre : Law
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All nation states, whether ancient or newly created, must examine their constitutional fundamentals to keep their constitutions relevant and dynamic. Constitutional change has greater legitimacy when the questions are debated before the people and accepted by them. Who are the peoples in this state? What role should they have in relation to the government? What rights should they have? Who should be Head of State? What is our constitutional relationship with other nation states? What is the influence of international law on our domestic system? What process should constitutional change follow? In this volume, scholars, practitioners, politicians, public officials, and young people explore these questions and others in relation to the New Zealand constitution and provide some thought-provoking answers. This book is recommended for anyone seeking insight into how a former British colony with bicultural foundations is making the transition to a multicultural society in an increasingly complex and globalised world.

From The Democratic Defici To A Democratic Surplus

Author : Athanasios Psygkas
ISBN : 9780190632762
Genre : Administrative law
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Challenging the conventional narrative that the European Union suffers from a "democratic deficit," Athanasios Psygkas argues that EU mandates have enhanced the democratic accountability of national regulatory agencies. This is because EU law has created entry points for stakeholderparticipation in the operation of national regulators; these avenues for public participation were formerly either not open or not institutionalized to this degree.By focusing on how the EU formally adopted procedural mandates to advance the substantive goal of creating an internal market in electronic communications, Psygkas demonstrates that EU requirements have had significant implications for the nature of administrative governance in the member states.Drawing on theoretical arguments in favor of decentralization traditionally applied to substantive policy-making, this book provides insight into regulatory processes to show how the decentralized EU structure may transform national regulatory authorities into individual loci of experimentation thatmight in turn develop innovative results. It thus contributes to debates about federalism, governance and public policy, as well as about deliberative and participatory democracy in the United States and Europe.This book informs current understandings of regulatory agency operations and institutional design by drawing on an original dataset of public consultations and interviews with agency officials, industry and consumer group representatives in Paris, Athens, Brussels, and London. The on-the-groundoriginal research provides a strong foundation for the directions the case law could take and small- and larger-scale institutional reforms that balance the goals of democracy, accountability, and efficiency.

E Democracy For Smart Cities

Author : T.M. Vinod Kumar
ISBN : 9789811040351
Genre : Political Science
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This book highlights the rightful role of citizens as per the constitution of the country for participation in Governance of a smart city using electronic means such as high speed fiber optic networks, the internet, and mobile computing as well as Internet of Things that have the ability to transform the dominant role of citizens and technology in smart cities. These technologies can transform the way in which business is conducted, the interaction of interface with citizens and academic institutions, and improve interactions between business, industry, and city government.

Mobilizing For Democracy

Author : Vera Schattan P. Coelho
ISBN : NWU:35556041252891
Genre : Political Science
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Using new empirical case studies from around the world, this book illustrates how alternative forms of political mobilization - protests, social participation, activism, litigation & lobbying - engage with the formal institutions of representative democracy in ways that constitute the very essence of democratic politics.

Democracy From The Outside In

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ISBN : NWU:35556037740750
Genre : Belarus
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Studies postcommunist Europe and the role of the EU in promoting democracy in that geographic area with an emphasis on Slovakia, Belarus, and the FRY (Serbia and Montenegro) from 1993 to 2003.

Democratic Transition And Democratic Consolidation In Slovenia

Author : Jure Vidmar
ISBN : UOM:39015079238245
Genre : Political Science
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The study examines the democratization in Slovenia and compares it to democratization processes elsewhere, drawing patterns upon not only other post-communist democratizations but also upon general patterns in other third-wave democratizations. The book begins with a theoretical overview: the problem of defining democracy, democratic transition and democratic consolidation. It proceeds to an examination of the historical, political, and economic factors relevant for the democratization. The transition is explained from Yugoslav, Slovenian, and external aspects, where foundations for patterns in Slovenian democratization are sought. The consolidation is examined on the institutional level and on the level of the actors. In the concluding analysis, the indicators of democratic consolidation are examined in a comparative perspective and applied to Slovenia.

Pakistan Horizon

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ISBN : UCLA:L0105937601
Genre : International relations
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Democratization In The Balkans

Author : Richard P. Farkas
ISBN : 1555536913
Genre : History
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A probing analysis of the democratization of the Balkan states in the post-Communist era Democratization in the Balkan states in the post-Communist era

State Of Democracy In South Asia

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ISBN : 0195689372
Genre : Political Science
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This report challenges the one dimensional western model of democracy and provides a dual analysis of what it has done for South Asia and what South Asia has done for democracy.

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