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The disgruntled democracy


Do people in Germany withdraw their trust in democracy? This is suggested by the ever new headlines about disenchantment with politicians and parties, growing electoral fatigue and a vitalized protest culture that calls for new forms of democratic decision-making. The present volume seeks answers. Can we really speak of a sustainably "disgruntled democracy"? How can the demands and reality of modern popular rule be brought together better? Experts from science, politics and the media shed light on the current relationship between politics, citizens and the media and draw a differentiated picture of the mood of the Federal Republic of Germany's democracy. But they also show new ways of dialogue between politics and citizens and discuss scope for more democratic participation.


Democracy Parties Participation Disenchantment with politics Post-democracy

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan Braun
  • Alexander Geisler
  1. 1.Stuttgart, Germany
  2. 2. Berlin Germany

About the editors

Stephan Braun is a journalist and was a member of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament for 15 years. Publications mainly on the extreme right as well as on youth and education.

Alexander Geisler is a political scientist and works as a research assistant in the German Bundestag. In journalism, he deals with the topics of political communication and election campaigns, as well as dealing with the extreme right.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleThe Disgruntled Democracy
  • Book SubtitleModerne popular rule between awakening and frustration
  • Editors Stephan Braun
    Alexander Geisler
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden2012
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Science (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-531-18410-4
  • eBook ISBN978-3-531-19035-8
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of Pages, 332
  • Number of Illustrations0 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Political Science
    Political Theory
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