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Hartwig Pautz

Germany's parliamentary democracy appears to be in crisis. The major parties' membership is in decline and barely existing in East Germany, election turnout is decreasing at all levels, and the reputation of politicians has never been worse. At the same time, however, Germans are more interested in politics than in the 1990s, overwhelmingly support democracy, and are keen on participating particularly in local political decision making. Out of this situation emerged— a website that aims to re-establish the link between electors and elected by allowing voters and representatives to communicate via a publicly accessible question-andanswer structure. This article addresses the questions of whether such an instrument can revitalize representative democracy and whether it has done so in the context of the 2009 federal elections.

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Nadia Urbinati

norm operating in our public behavior when we act as citizens—this is the pragmatic view, not dualistic—the discourse of the crisis that his theory of democracy suggests invites us to think that electoral and party democracy belongs to a non

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Frédéric Sawicki

Party Organization and Party Democracy: The Emergence of the Cartel Party,” Party Politics 1, 1 (1995): 5–28. 5 For more details, see Lefebvre and Sawicki, La Société des socialistes , 159. 6 Philippe Juhem, “La production notabiliaire du militantisme

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Governing Religious Multiplicity

The Ambivalence of Christian-Muslim Public Presences in Post-colonial Tanzania

Hansjörg Dilger

religious diversity, on the one hand, and the maintenance and restoration of this multiplicity's internal equilibrium for the sake of ‘national cohesion’ ( Ng'atigwa 2013 ), on the other. Following Tanzania's transition to a multi-party democracy in 1995

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Who Governs in Deep Crises?

The Case of Germany

Wolfgang Merkel

:// Lepsius , Rainer M. 1978 . From fragmented party democracy to government by emergency decree and national socialist takeover

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Radical Right-Wing Populists in Parliament

Examining the Alternative for Germany in European Context

Lars Rensmann

there are questions about transparency and inner-party democracy. On the other hand, the party has also increasingly become a (radical right) movement-party. 32 This is expressed in strengthened outreach towards pegida and other right-wing nationalist

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Alexander Weiss

. Guo , Dingping . 2014 . “ The Growth of Intra-Party Democracy and Its Implications for China's Democratic Future .” Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 7 ( 1 ): 1 – 19 . . 10.1007/s40647

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Thomas Klikauer

founded in 1956 by mostly ex-Nazis as “a rejection of liberal party democracy.” (103) Aligned to Austria’s and Germany’s not-so-distant past, the FPÖ is deeply antisemitic. The FPÖ’s violent ex-neo-Nazi and now boss, Strache, once endorsed an image of “a

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Doing global investments the Nordic way

The “business case” for Equinor's support to union work among its employees in Tanzania

Siri Lange

’ Union of Zambia and the movement for multi-party democracy 1982–1991 .” Journal of Southern African Studies 32 ( 2 ): 293 – 312 . 10.1080/03057070600656234 Lauwo , Sarah , and Olatunde Julius Otusanya . 2014 . “ Corporate accountability and