Democratic reforms and legitimacy in established Western democracies

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Democratic reforms and legitimacy in established Western democracies

Title: Democratic reforms and legitimacy in established Western democracies
Author: Ziemann, Kavita
Publisher: Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-09-17
Keywords: Institutional-Change
Legitimacy
Established-Democracies
New-Institutionalism
Voter
Participatory
Consensus
Pendulum-reforms
Non-majoritarian
Consensus-Democracy
Abstract: The analysis of the relationship between legitimacy and reform is complex. This is because ’political reform’ consists of an array of institutional reforms.The general question guiding this project is whether the introduction of reform helps boost the legitimacy of the democratic system: does the impact of reform on legitimacy vary with the type of reform, or with the process of reform. To answer these questions, this study also seeks to establish how many reforms have taken place, what types of reform have been introduced and under what circumstances these reforms occur.
Description: Promotor: R.B. Andeweg
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Citation: Ziemann, K., 2014, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Sponsor: NWO - project number 017.004.016
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/28768
 

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