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The future of ‘real-existing’ democracy
The future of ‘real-existing’ democracy

Author(s): Phillipe C. Schmitter
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Government/Political systems, Methodology and research technology, Scientifc Life
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: democracy; future of democracy;

Summary/Abstract: Philippe C. Schmitter’s concept of ‘Real-Existing’ Democracy can serve as a useful analytical tool for political scientists. The future of such democracies however holds many uncertainties. Society and Economy has asked some leading Hungarian scholars to comment on the idea, based on a lecture delivered by Professor Schmitter at the Institute of Political Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in February 2011. In the following, we reproduce the lecture, followed by comments from György Csepeli and István Murányi, Vera Gáthy, Elemér Hankiss, Jody Jensen, Ferenc Miszlivetz and Tibor Palánkai.

  • Issue Year: 33/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 399-428
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: English