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Triumph, Deficit or Contestation? Deepening the ‘Deepening Democracy’ Debate

Published on 3 July 2006

Democracy is in a state of flux. What exactly is meant by democracy and what form it should take are continually being questioned.

This Working Paper examines some of the emerging debates within the deepening democracy approach and presents a series of challenges for future work.

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John Gaventa

Research Fellow and Director, Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA) programme

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IDS
authors
Gaventa, J.
journal
IDS Research Summary, issue 264

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