Collegial democracy versus personal democracy

Gideon Rahat, Chen Friedberg

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After pointing out the main contributions of each chapter, the concluding chapter offers an integral look at the patterns that appear when investigating personal and collegial democratic institutional orders. It finds that each regime has specific dosages and combinations of collegialism and personalism. Personalism, especially of the centralized type, is negatively correlated with democracy. Thus, our recommendation is to balance collegialism and personalism between and within institutions and especially counter (and, if possible, decrease) centralized personalism.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationCollegial Democracy versus Personal Democracy
Subtitle of host publication‘We’ the People or ‘I’ the People?
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781040003053
ISBN (Print)9781032396064
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024

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© 2024 selection and editorial matter, Chen Friedberg and Gideon Rahat; individual chapters, the contributors.


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