Exploring the paradox of liberal democracy: more political communications equals less public trust

Gaber, Ivor (2009) Exploring the paradox of liberal democracy: more political communications equals less public trust. Political Quarterly, 80 (1). pp. 84-91. ISSN 0032-3179

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Abstract

Francis Fukuyama asks: ‘Is liberal democracy prey to serious internal contradictions, contradictions so serious that they will eventually undermine it as a political system?’ This paper argues that one of these ‘internal contradictions’ is the political communications process and it can be sufficiently serious to undermine the democratic system—but such an undermining is not inevitable.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: J Political Science
Depositing User: Sarah Maddox
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 14:44
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 05:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/52713

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