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Introduction: The Future of Democracy

Adeney, Katharine; Taggart, Paul


Paul Taggart


In this article the special issue on the future of democracy is introduced with a discussion of the rationale and a brief overview of the contributions that follow. In addition the authors highlight four major themes that run through the special issue. These themes are: the measurement of democracy, the importance of time and context for understanding democracy, the importance of institutions in the process of democratization, and the differential role of government and opposition in democracy. The article finishes with a conclusion about the plural nature and possible futures for democracy.


Adeney, K., & Taggart, P. (2015). Introduction: The Future of Democracy. Government and Opposition, 50(03), 325-335. doi:10.1017/gov.2015.12

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2015
Online Publication Date Apr 30, 2015
Publication Date 2015-07
Deposit Date Nov 21, 2018
Journal Government and Opposition
Print ISSN 0017-257X
Electronic ISSN 1477-7053
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 03
Pages 325-335
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