Dialogue and Universalism

Volume 32, Issue 3, 2022

New Faces of Democracy

Gabriela Tănăsescu
Pages 95-109

Electoral Legitimacy and Decentralization of Democracy or on a Paradigm Shift

The paper seeks to analyze the causes that led to the decline of the procedural-electoral legitimacy paradigm, as explanatory paradigm, in favor of the models that have highlighted the significant changes occurred in the contemporary societies. For this purpose the paper examines Pierre Rosanvallon’s analytical model of interpreting "the revolution in the conception of legitimacy."

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