THE DEMOCRATIC MOTIVATION. THE MODERN SECULAR STATE AND ITS CHALLENGES THROUGH DEMOCRACY IN THE VIEW OF ERNST WOLFGANG BÖCKENFÖRDE Cover Image
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THE DEMOCRATIC MOTIVATION. THE MODERN SECULAR STATE AND ITS CHALLENGES THROUGH DEMOCRACY IN THE VIEW OF ERNST WOLFGANG BÖCKENFÖRDE
THE DEMOCRATIC MOTIVATION. THE MODERN SECULAR STATE AND ITS CHALLENGES THROUGH DEMOCRACY IN THE VIEW OF ERNST WOLFGANG BÖCKENFÖRDE

Author(s): Cristina Bojan
Subject(s): History
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: secular state; democracy; political culture; Ernst Wolfgang Böckenförde. 

Summary/Abstract: The concept of democracy has a long history and the debate on it is a challenging one. The present paper explores the view of Ernst Wolfgang Böckenförde, German jurist and philosopher, on the modern secular state and its challenges through democracy. Starting with the analysis of the representative democracy and of the roots of political culture in the evolution of state, he draws the conclusion that the free, secular state nourishes itself from some assumptions that cannot be guaranteed. Böckenförde offers a potential solution to this problem.   

  • Issue Year: 55/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 147-158
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English