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Undermining or defending democracy? The consequences of distrust for democratic attitudes and participation
ABSTRACT We can observe a well-documented decline of trust levels in Western societies: from the reputation of political representatives as being ‘not trustworthy’ to the rise of anti-system-orientedExpand
Rethinking Populism: Peak democracy, liquid identity and the performance of sovereignty
Despite the burgeoning literature on right-wing populism, there is still considerable uncertainty about its causes, its impact on liberal democracies and about promising counter-strategies. InspiredExpand
Direct social action beyond party politics. How new subjectivities change the idea of social transformation
Currently proliferating alternative action organizations, such as food cooperatives, solidary agriculture, repair cafes, or DIY initiatives, pursue social transformation at a deliberate distance fr...
Between empowerment and abuse: citizen participation beyond the post-democratic turn
ABSTRACT In this special issue on “Democratization beyond the Post-Democratic Turn. Political Participation between Empowerment and Abuse”, we have explored changing understandings of participationExpand
Democratization beyond the post-democratic turn: towards a research agenda on new conceptions of citizen participation
ABSTRACT Following extensive debates about post-democracy and post-politics, scholarly attention has shifted to conceptualizing the ongoing transformation of democracy. In this endeavour, the changeExpand