"The author argues in favor of relational democracy, a theory designed to achieve greater concurrence between citizens' wishes and leaders' decisions; he believes this would encourage a more democratic society than those political systems based on representative democracy alone. The author also applies his model of relational democracy to the Basque Country"--Provided by publisher.
Democracy and its crisis -- Relational democracy -- From participation to deliberation -- The deliberative public space -- Contributions and complementarity between the spaces -- Conditions of suitability and the limits of assessing the spaces -- Preliminary democratic contexts and conditions -- The appropriate social networks -- Specific public spaces (I) : mobilization and media spaces -- Specific public spaces (II) : governance, local participatory democracy, and electoral spaces -- An application of the model to the Basque Country -- Appendix: Politico-administrative institutions and territorial structure of the Basque Country
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