Quotation Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2006. billig will Ich: Post-demokratische Wende und Simulative Demokratie. Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen (4): S. 72-83.




The term postdemocracy is useful only if it is stripped of the lamento about the unfulfilled promises of democracy. The concept of a postdemocratic turn is suggested to describe a process of transformation in which democratic needs and expectations in late-modern societies evolve beyond the understanding of democracy that had been popularised by the emancipatory and participatory new social movements. Specifically late-modern strategies of identity formation and dilemmas are interpreted as triggers for the development of a new variety of democracy, simulative democracy. The article analyses the conditions for the emergence of this late-modern variety and explores what exactly simulative democracy delivers in contrast to the models of direct-participatory and parliamentary-representative democracy.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen
Language German
Title billig will Ich: Post-demokratische Wende und Simulative Demokratie
Number 4
Year 2006
Page from 72
Page to 83
URL http://forschungsjournal.de/sites/default/files/archiv/FJNSB_2006_4.pdf
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Blühdorn, Ingolfur (Details)
Institute for Social Change and Sustainability IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5108 Political theory (Details)
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