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Conclusion: <i>quo vadis</i> democracy?

Matt Qvortrup

in The Politics of Participation

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780719076589
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.003.0012
Conclusion: quo vadis democracy?

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This chapter concludes the book with a discussion of future the prospects for democracy. It sums up the argument, makes recommendations for future studies, and offers suggestions for new forms of participation. Contrary to the often negative assessment of the state of citizen engagement, this chapter contends that if citizen politics is to thrive, a broadening of the political system itself is required to allow for different forms of democratic participation.

Keywords: democracy's prospects; democratic participation; citizen engagement; citizen politics; political system

Chapter.  1846 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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