Delegative Democracy

  title={Delegative Democracy},
  author={Guillermo A O'Donell},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={55 - 69}
  • G. O'Donell
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
This paper presents a first result of ongoing research on emerging forms of democracy. The author argues that it may be necessary to conceptualize a new type of “delegative” democracy, as different in some crucial respects from the “representative” democracy that has been theorized in the existing literature. The emergence and workings of delegative democracy are seen as closely interwoven with the deep social and economic crisis that some newly democratized countries are undergoing. But those… 
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