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Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century

Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization

Authors: Kriesi, H., Bochsler, D., Matthes, J., Lavenex, S., Bühlmann, M., Esser, F.

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This book provides comprehensive coverage of the models of contemporary democracy; its social, cultural, economic and political prerequisites; its empirically existing varieties and its two major challenges - globalization and mediatization. The book also covers the global spread of democracy and its spread into supranational democracies.

About the authors

Author J. Strömbäck: Frank Esser is Professor of International and Comparative Media Research at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. After studies in Mainz and London, he taught at the Universities of Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas-Austin. His research focuses on cross-national studies of news journalism and political communication. His co-edited books include the Handbook of Comparative Communication Research (2012) and Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization (2013).

Reviews

Rethinking democracy is imperative in the new framework of loosely bounded and competing territories, growingly culturally heterogeneous populations, mediatised and privatised context of political persuasion, and multiple and nationally-displaced decision-making processes. This book does so with great insight and comprehensiveness.

-Professor Stefano Bartolini, Director of the Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence Italy.

"Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Meditization" takes a fresh look on democracy. Combining insights from Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory, this book convincingly identifies the major challenges and offers important insights for responding to them. It is a must for those interested in the future of democracy.

- Michael Zürn, Director at WZB (Social Science Research Center Berlin) and Professor of International Relations, Free University Berlin, Germany.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction — The New Challenges to Democracy

    Kriesi, Hanspeter

    Pages 1-16

  • Democracy as a Moving Target

    Kriesi, Hanspeter

    Pages 19-43

  • Models for Democracy

    Bühlmann, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 44-68

  • Varieties of Democracy

    Bochsler, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 69-102

  • Globalization and the Vertical Challenge to Democracy

    Lavenex, Sandra

    Pages 105-134

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eBook $29.99
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Hardcover $170.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization
Authors
Series Title
Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29987-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137299871
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29985-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-29986-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 250
Topics