In the face of accelerating political disenchantment, many Western governments have experimented, with strategies which target to augment the operating and caliber of democracy in addition to expanding electorate’ political know-how and realizing of political concerns.

This textual content is the main accomplished account of those a number of democratic thoughts. Written through a great group of foreign specialists it examines the theories at the back of those democratic ideas, how they've got labored in perform and evaluates their luck or failure. It explains experiments with new types of democratic engagement such as:

  • Direct Democracy
  • Deliberative Democracy
  • Co-Governance
  • E-Democracy

Drawing on a wide selection of theoretical views and with a huge diversity of case stories, this is often crucial analyzing for all scholars of democratic conception and all people with an curiosity in how we'd revitalise democracy and raise citizen involvement within the political process.

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