Concepts of democracy

Baruah, Pritam and Volkmann, Uwe (2021) Concepts of democracy. In: Democratic Constitutionalism in India and the European Union Comparing the Law of Democracy in Continental Polities. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, pp. 437-74. ISBN 978-178990157-3, 978-178990156-6

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To compare the concept of democracy in India and Europe within a wider project of understanding the relationships between democracy and diversity involves an indeterminacy risk, and a duplication risk. The indeterminacy risk is posed by the concepts of ‘comparison’ and ‘democracy’. Comparison, as is now settled, cannot be cherry-picking, and the content of democracy, admittedly, is indeterminate given the multiple ‘conceptions’ it allows.1 Careful comparison must involve cautious selection of instances of the concept to be compared. However, if the content of the concept is indeterminate, then identifying instances is challenging, making comparison additionally risky

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Democracy | Diversity
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2022 06:29
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2022 06:29


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