Challenges to Representative Democracy: A European by Robert Wiszniowski

By Robert Wiszniowski

Utilizing varied views and diverse ways, this selection of diagnostic texts goals at proposing all of the attainable faces of the modern geographical region. according to political technological know-how technique, this quantity is dedicated to either thought and perform. The constitution of the ebook is unconventional. the problems awarded are tremendous contextual, topic to an ongoing dialogue and in most cases unpredictable. From the clinical standpoint, the territorial differentiation within the conventional uniform of the geographical region is just reconfigured and reshaped because of the new good judgment of inner industry festival.

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They were not so familiar with the culture of other continents and less aware of the political life in the civilization centers bordering onto Europe. The influence of the rural areas and manor farms limited intellectual horizons and narrowed them to local matters. Medieval people valued more the mercantile sphere and technical innovation over artistic progress. Moreover, the never-ending wars between dynasties and private military conflicts had a negative impact on the efforts to modernize states.

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Here, the strategy of institutional and group survival (and in case of a systemic approach: the evolution towards an ideal type of totalitarian regime) or democratic transformation is determined by the amount of possessed resources. The smaller the amount of essential resources at their disposal, the stronger the tendency to change. Thus, the outside world may influence authoritarians’ regimes, provided it can manipulate the stream and amount of resources possessed by the ruling class. This interdependence was confirmed in the analyses concerning Russia conducted by Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss.

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