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Discusses the development of democracy in the Basque Country
Analyzes tensions between the neoliberal vision of democracy
and its practical applications at different levels of government
Part of the book series: Contributions to Political Science (CPS)
Table of contents (18 chapters)
The Tensions Generated by the Neo-liberal Attempt to Domesticate Democracy, at State and Global Level
New Practices of Citizenship in Emerging Scales and Frameworks of Western Democracy
Deepening Democracy, Analysing Practical Strategies for the Participation of Basque Society
About this book
This open access volume analyses the development of democracy at different levels of governance (from local to global). The Basque search for an institutional and democratic model that adapts to its social needs and solves its problems offers an interesting perspective for analyzing the way in which democracy is seeking new forms of materialization from the local to the global. The volume is divided into four parts.
The chapters in Part I analyze the tensions between the neoliberal vision of democracy and the voices contesting it, with projections at different levels of government. The chapters in Part II focus on the emerging framework and scales of Western democracy. The chapters in Part III present new forms of citizen participation, paying special - though not exclusive - attention to new practical strategies for Basque society. The volume concludes with a block of chapters on the relevance of reviewing the methodological and epistemological frameworks from which knowledge about democracy and mechanisms of citizen participation is generated (Part IV). By delving deeper into the idea and practice of democratic governance, this volume will be of interest to researchers and students from all disciplines of politics, international relations, sociology and law.
- Basque Country
- Basque society
- Western democracy
- citizen participation
- Open Access
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Department of International Law and International Relations, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain
Department of Public Law, Historical-Legal Sciences and Political Thought, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain
Leire Escajedo San-Epifanio
About the editors
Julen Zabalo is a Doctor of Political Geography and a professor at the University of the Basque Country’s Sociology and Social work department. His research focuses on identity, citizenship Basque nationalism and social movements.
Igor Filibi is Professor of International Relations at Department of Public Law, Historical-Legal Sciences and Political Thought at the University of the Basque Country. His research interests include European integration; nationalism and national conflicts; globalization, democracy and state transformation.
Leire Escajedo San-Epifanio is Full Professor of Constitutional Law at the Department of Public Law, Historical-Legal Sciences and of Political Though of the University of the Basque Country. She is a Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Biological Sciences. Her research interests include multilevel governance and EU law; Bioethics and Biolaw; identity and data protection; agri-food biotechnologies; Bioeconomy.
Book Title: Made-to-Measure Future(s) for Democracy?
Book Subtitle: Views from the Basque Atalaia
Editors: Julen Zabalo, Igor Filibi, Leire Escajedo San-Epifanio
Series Title: Contributions to Political Science
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023
License: CC BY-NC-ND
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-08607-6Published: 26 November 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-08610-6Published: 26 November 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-08608-3Published: 25 November 2022
Series ISSN: 2198-7289
Series E-ISSN: 2198-7297
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: IX, 369
Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour