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Author Norris, Pippa

Title Democratic deficit : critical citizens revisited / Pippa Norris
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. Introduction: 1. Democratic hopes and fears; 2. The conceptual framework; 3. Evidence and methods -- Part II. Symptoms: 4. Trends in the United States and Western Europe; 5. Comparing political support around the world; 6. Trends in democratic deficits -- Part III. Diagnosis: 7. Rising aspirations?; 8. Democratic knowledge; 9. Negative news; 10. Failing performance? -- Part IV. Prognosis: 11. The consequences for citizenship, governance, and democratization; 12. Conclusions and implications
Summary "This book focuses on 'democratic deficits', reflecting how far the perceived democratic performance of any state diverges from public expectations. Norris examines the reasons behind the democratic deficit and analyzes the consequences for active citizenship, for governance, and ultimately, for democratization"-- Provided by publisher
"Many fear that democracies are suffering from a legitimacy crisis. This book focuses on, ♯d︢emocratic deficits, ♯ ̮reflecting how far the perceived democratic performance of any state diverges from public expectations. Pippa Norris examines the symptoms by comparing system support in more than fifty societies worldwide, challenging the pervasive claim that most established democracies have experienced a steadily rising tide of political disaffection during the third-wave era. The book diagnoses the reasons behind the democratic deficit, including demand (rising public aspirations for democracy), information (negative news about government), and supply (the performance and structure of democratic regimes). Finally, Norris examines the consequences for active citizenship, for governance, and ultimately, for democratization. This book provides fresh insights into major issues at the heart of comparative politics, public opinion, political culture, political behavior, democratic governance, political psychology, political communications, public policymaking, comparative sociology, cross-national survey analysis, and the dynamics of the democratization process"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-325) and index
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Subject Democratization
Democracy
Public administration -- Evaluation
Political indicators
Comparative government
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
Comparative government.
Democracy.
Democratization.
Political indicators.
Public administration -- Evaluation.
Demokratisierung
Internationaler Vergleich
Demokratie
Öffentliche Meinung
Politisches System
Vergleichende Regierungslehre
Demokratie.
Demokratisierung.
Vergleichende Regierungslehre.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781139042260 (electronic bk.)
1139042262 (electronic bk.)
9780511973383 (electronic bk.)
0511973381 (electronic bk.)
9781139044899
1139044893