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Challenges to Representative Democracy

A European Perspective


Edited By Robert Wiszniowski

Using different perspectives and various approaches, this collection of diagnostic texts aims at presenting all the possible faces of the contemporary Nation-State. Based on political science methodology, this volume is devoted to both theory and practice. The structure of the book is unconventional. The issues presented are extremely contextual, subject to an ongoing discussion and mostly unpredictable. From the scientific point of view, the territorial differentiation in the traditional uniform of the Nation-State is simply reconfigured and reshaped due to the new logic of internal market competition.
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Robert Alberski, professor in the Department of Political Systems of the Institute of Political Science of the University of Wrocław. Director of the Institute of Political Science. His research work deals with issues of contemporary electoral systems and elections as well as political systems of Europe. He is the chief editor of Political Studies of Wrocław and the theme editor in Political Preference.

Marek Bankowicz, professor of political science and head of the Department of Contemporary Political Systems at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He is the author and co-author of many publications on comparative political science and the history of modern global politics.

Roman Bäcker, professor of political science, Dean of Faculty of Political Science and International Studies University Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń. He is the President of Polish Political Science Association. He is interesting in theories of non-democratic regimes and political system as well as political thought in contemporary Russia.

Marcin Chełminiak, Deputy Director of the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury.

Maciej Herbut, lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at Wrocław Univeristy. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on the political role of the military in Turkish politics.

Ryszard Herbut, professor of Comparative Politics at Wrocław University and at the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych. He has published more than 90...

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