Law

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.

Jus Publicum 244

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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.
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.
Authors/Editors

Emanuel V. Towfigh Geboren 1978; Studium der Rechtswissenschaften in Münster und Nanjing; 2005 Promotion zum Dr. iur.; nach dem Referendardienst Post-Doc am Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Gemeinschaftsgütern in Bonn, an der New York University und an der University of Virginia; 2014 Habilitation; seit 2016 Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Öffentliches Recht, Empirische Rechtsforschung und Rechtsökonomik an der Law School und Professor für Rechtsökonomik an der Business School, EBS Universität Wiesbaden.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Der Staat — 2017, 142–147 (Philipp Erbentraut)
In: Die Öffentliche Verwaltung — 2016, 432–434 (Ulrich Karpen)
In: Neue politische Literatur — 2016, 167–169 (Thomas Kestler)
In: Deutsches Verwaltungsblatt — 2016, 966–967 (Foroud Shirvani)
In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch — 2016, 75 (Hans-Christof Kraus)