Modes Of Democratic Governance

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This article discusses the working definition of democratic governance. It defines democratic governance as attempts to institutionalize spaces for the expression of the voice of the people where these institutions of voice do not have the capacity to guarantee the implementation of their decisions. The article offers a classification of forms of democratic governance according to the answers that they provide to the question about the rationale for creating a space for voice. It also suggests that the institutional design of different forms of democratic governance is based simultaneously on a normative ideal of democratic legitimacy and a sociological account of the functioning of existing democratic institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Governance
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191749483
ISBN (Print)9780199560530
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012


  • Democratic governance
  • Democratic institutions
  • Democratic legitimacy
  • Normative idea
  • Voice of people

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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