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Parliamentary Democracy Versus Direct Democracy? : Challenging Liberal, Representative Democracy in the German Bundestag During the Anti-nuclear Demonstrations of 1995–1997 (2019)


Kaarkoski, Miina (2019). Parliamentary Democracy Versus Direct Democracy? : Challenging Liberal, Representative Democracy in the German Bundestag During the Anti-nuclear Demonstrations of 1995–1997. In Augusteijn, Joost; Hijzen, Constant; de Vries, Mark Leon (Eds.) Historical Perspectives on Democracies and their Adversaries, Palgrave Studies in Political History. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 189-211. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-20123-4_8


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All authors or editors: Kaarkoski, Miina

Parent publication: Historical Perspectives on Democracies and their Adversaries

Parent publication editors: Augusteijn, Joost; Hijzen, Constant; de Vries, Mark Leon

ISBN: 978-3-030-20122-7

eISBN: 978-3-030-20123-4

Journal or series: Palgrave Studies in Political History

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 189-211

Number of pages in the book: 297

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20123-4_8

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66229


Abstract

In German politics, concepts of parliamentarism and the relationship between parliamentarism and democracy have evolved since the nineteenth century. Politicians, citizens and scholars have regularly redefined and challenged conceptions of parliament’s task of representation, public debate and legitimate decision-making in different historical circumstances. One such crucial phase in re-evaluating and redefining conceptions of democracy in Germany was the second half of the 1990s, when a vigorous anti-nuclear movement arose. In the German federal parliament, members had to explain their understandings of German democracy. The tradition of liberal, representative democracy was in a conflict with the demands of more direct citizens’ involvement in political decision-making. Both sides of the conflict laid claims to competing forms of the concept ‘democracy’ as their source of legitimacy.


Keywords: political history; democracy; representative democracy; parliamentarism; direct democracy; environmental movements; legitimacy

Free keywords: Germany; Bundestag


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Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 3


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