Deliberative democracy and political parties: functions and consequences

Gherghina, S. , Soare, S. and Jacquet, V. (2020) Deliberative democracy and political parties: functions and consequences. European Political Science, 19, pp. 200-211. (doi: 10.1057/s41304-019-00234-0)

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Research on intra-party deliberation focuses extensively on its normative aspects and its potential benefits for democratic quality. Little is known about how deliberation functions in practice and the consequences it has. This symposium aims to fill this gap in the literature by bringing together four examples of political parties that use deliberative practices: the Czech Pirate Party, the Danish Alternativet, the Romanian Demos, and the Spanish Workers’ Socialist Party. The symposium maps the use of deliberation and identifies effects such as high quality of internal decision-making process, legitimacy of those running for public office, and electoral performance.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., Soare, S., and Jacquet, V.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:European Political Science
ISSN (Online):1682-0983
Published Online:09 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 European Consortium for Political Research
First Published:First published in European Political Science 19:200–211
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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