Borgerinddragelse som opdragelse til repræsentativt demokrati

  • Michael Böss


The purpose of the article is to discuss whether decreasing con dence in politicians, political parties and governments and falling electoral participation should be seen as expressions of a crisis of representative democracy. Although it does point out elements that re ect a disjunction between the classical argument for representative democracy – legitimacy and e ectiveness – the article rejects this perception. e article argues, however, that there are good reasons for supplementing representative democracy with deliberative processes as a means of keeping a democratic culture vibrant and enhancing the public’s understanding of the character, aims, and conditions of representative democracy. 

BössM. (2015). Borgerinddragelse som opdragelse til repræsentativt demokrati. Politik, 18(2).