Introduzione: alla ricerca dell'anello mancante

Autori: Alfio Mastropaolo, Luca Scuccimarra
In: Meridiana. 58, 2007
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Introduction. In search of the missing link.
Representative democracy is going through a time of deep difficulties. As in past similar situations there are many attempts at updating it so to get out of a permanent legitimization and functionality crisis. In the last thirty years the predominant movement has been towards a stronger role for authority however the resulting mix of market, technocracy and populism, more or less media based, is increasingly unpopular. The time seems ripe for a re-evaluation of the demos. Are we in the wake of another disillusionment or things are really changing?