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Book series "Challenges to democracy in the 21st century"

The book series "Challenges to Democracy in the 21st century" was launched by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2011. The series publishes innovative research on established democracies under the influence of new developments, democratization processes and democracy in multi-level governance structures.

Democracy faces substantial challenges as we move into the 21st Century. The West faces malaise; multi-level governance structures pose democratic challenges; and the path of democratization rarely runs smoothly. This series examines democracy across the full range of these contemporary conditions. It publishes innovative research on established democracies, democratizing polities and democracy in multi-level governance structures. The series seeks to break down artificial divisions between different disciplines, by simultaneously drawing on political communication, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and political economy. The series was initiated by the NCCR Democracy and is edited by Hanspeter Kriesi.

Online order at www.palgrave.com.

Published in the series:


Freyburg, Tina; Sandra Lavenex; Frank Schimmelfennig; Tatiana Skripka & Anne Wetzel. Democracy promotion by functional cooperation. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 312 pages, 2015.
Sciarini; Pascal; Manuel Fischer & Denise Traber. Political decision-making in Switzerland - The consensus model under pressure. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 304 pages, 2015.
Müller, Lisa. Comparing mass media in established democracies - Patterns of media performance. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 280 pages, 2014.
Esser, Frank & Jesper Strömbäck (eds.):

Mediatization of politics: Understanding the transformation of western democracies, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 264 pages.


Beichelt, Timm; Irene Hahn; Frank Schimmelfennig and Susann Worschech (eds.): Civil society and democracy promotion. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 250 pages.

Kriesi, Hanspeter; Daniel Bochsler; Jörg Matthes; Sandra Lavenex; Marc Bühlmann and Frank Esser: Democracy in the age of globalization and mediatization. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 264 pages.

Bernhard, Laurent. Campaign strategy in direct democracy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 272 pages.
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Kriesi, Hanspeter (ed.). Political communication in direct democratic campaigns. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 288 pages.

10_cover cheneval.jpg Cheneval, Francis. The government of the peoples. On the idea and principles of multilateral democracy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 240 pages.
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