Relational democracy

Ibarra Güell, Pedro
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  • Creator by Pedro Ibarra Guell ; translated by Cameron J. Watson
  • Format Books
  • Publication Reno, Nev. : Center for Basque Studies, [2008] ©2008
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  • Physical Details
    • 253 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781877802836, 1877802832, 9781877802843, 1877802840
  • OCLC ocn270129786


  • "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.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-243) and index.


  • 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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