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Despite their manifest flaws, political parties improve democracy and it is implausible that it could be successful without them

Kölln, Ann-Kristin (2015) Despite their manifest flaws, political parties improve democracy and it is implausible that it could be successful without them. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Jan 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Political parties are the gatekeeper to almost all democratic policies and offices. But they are often dismissed for only being interested in votes and not voters’ actual opinions. Citizens have become less partisan in the last decades. Perhaps it is time to get rid of them. Would we be better off without them? Not according to Ann-Kristin Kölln, who argues that parties are not strictly necessary but it is implausible that representative democracy could be successful without them.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 Democratic Audit UK
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 23:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62437

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