A dual measurement concept for liberal and radical quality of democracy

Dlabac, Oliver; Schaub, Hans-Peter (2012). A dual measurement concept for liberal and radical quality of democracy. Zeitschrift für vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, 6(Suppl1), pp. 161-184. VS-Verlag 10.1007/s12286-012-0121-x

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Since existing measures of democracy are based solely on a liberal conceptualization of representative democracy, they overlook another fundamental tradition: that of radical democracy, which strives for direct participation of all citizens in the formation of the public opinion and in political decision-making. The quality of democracy of political systems with pronounced radical democratic institutions and culture has therefore not been well understood so far. Drawing from classical liberal and radical views on what democratic institutions can or should accomplish, the authors construct two empirically measurable models of democracy. With a particular interest in assessing democracy in the Swiss cantons, they present a dual measurement concept capable of differentiating democratic systems according to their degree of both liberal and radical democracy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Dlabac, Oliver and Schaub, Hans-Peter

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1865-2646

Publisher:

VS-Verlag

Language:

German

Submitter:

Hans-Peter Schaub

Date Deposited:

02 Jun 2017 08:36

Last Modified:

25 Oct 2019 01:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12286-012-0121-x

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.98834

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/98834

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