DEMOCRATISATION OF DEMOCRACY? ON THE DISCONTINUITY BETWEEN EMPIRICAL AND NORMATIVE THEORIES OF DEMOCRACY

@article{Dufek2013DEMOCRATISATIONOD,
  title={DEMOCRATISATION OF DEMOCRACY? ON THE DISCONTINUITY BETWEEN EMPIRICAL AND NORMATIVE THEORIES OF DEMOCRACY},
  author={P. Dufek and J. Holzer},
  journal={Representation},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={117 - 134}
}
The article considers the gap that exists between between normative and empirical theories of democracy. Empirical theories usually stop in their aspirations where normative theories get off the ground, that is, they take the model of liberal democracy as their normative horizon. This is a confusing situation especially with regard to the possibilities of enhancing the quality of existing liberal democracies. We argue that a simple recalibration of democracy indexes, so as to include… Expand
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