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Democracy and Its Institutions (Reprint) (Paperback) (Andru00e9 Bu00e9teille)
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This volume reflects B'eteille's engagement with the conception of formal, legal, political institutions (Parliament, Judiciary, and political parties), and practices in specific domains of public and political life- rule of law, constitutional morality, the opposition-without which democracies cannot function or survive. The focus on institutions highlights the divergence between ideal and practice in the operation of democracy. The author contends that the institutions of civil society require an effective constitutional framework for their proper functioning, and that such a framework suffers when social movements set themselves continuously against the State's authority.The relationship between government and opposition acquires great value and significance in a democracy, and this issue has been examined in detail. The volume not only points to what remains neglected in the study of democracy but also offers an understanding of the ground on which democracies rest.
Number of Pages: 214
Genre: Political Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Andru00e9 Bu00e9teille
Street Date: January 24, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-8896
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