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The United Nations Democracy AgendaA Conceptual History$
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Kirsten Haack

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079818

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079818.001.0001

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Framing democracy: the democratic continuum

Framing democracy: the democratic continuum

(p.12) 2 Framing democracy: the democratic continuum
The United Nations Democracy Agenda

Kirsten Haack

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses different interpretations of democracy using the democratic continuum as analytical tool. It explains that the democratic continuum is conceptualised as ranging from minimal/procedural democracy to maximal/substantive democracy and argues that the problems influencing definitions of democracy are exacerbated by the different use and study of democracy by democracy theory and democratisation studies. This chapter contends that the democratic continuum aims to capture the nuances in defining democracy and draw out the lack of clearly set boundaries between definitions without imposing such boundaries.

Keywords:   democracy, democratic continuum, procedural democracy, maximal/substantive democracy, democratisation studies

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