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Citizens and the State: A Changing Relationship?

Dieter Fuchs and Hans‐Dieter Klingemann

in Citizens and the State

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294733
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599699 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294735.003.0001

Series: Beliefs in Government

 Citizens and the State: A Changing Relationship?

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Explains the issues raised by the two types of questions that the book sets out to address. The first is descriptive: has the citizen–state relationship in Western Europe changed over recent decades. The second is consequential and normative: is there evidence that such changes endanger representative democracy?

Keywords: representative democracy; Western Europe

Chapter.  8648 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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