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Emanuel V. Towfigh

Das Parteien-Paradox

Ein Beitrag zur Bestimmung des Verhältnisses von Demokratie und Parteien
[The Paradox of the Parties. A Contribution to Defining the Relationship Between Democracy and Political Parties.]
2015. XV, 286 pages.
Published in German.
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  • 978-3-16-153697-7
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Summary
Emanuel V. Towfigh analyses the ambivalent impact political parties have on democratic decision-making. The traditional institutional implementation of democracy by means of aggregation of interests through competition thus leads to a situation where, in terms of the legitimation of political decisions, we cannot do without parties, but we cannot do with them either. Only an alternative conceptualization of the institutions implementing democracy may hope to overcome this problem.

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