Participationist Democracy

Richard S. Katz

in Democracy and Elections

Published in print December 1997 | ISBN: 9780195044294
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854752 | DOI:
Participationist Democracy

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This chapter examines the participationist view of democracy. It explains that unlike popular sovereignty and liberal theorists, participationist theorists focus on the consequences of the process by which decisions are reached. Under the participationist view, democracy is considered as a means by which a great mass of the people are regularly, actively, and intimately involved in the making and implementation of public policies.

Keywords: democracy; political decisions; people; public policies; popular sovereignty; liberal theory

Chapter.  5560 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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