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Participatory Democracy: A Conceptual Engagement

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Faculty, National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 5-8, September,14 (2015)


The paper is a conceptual engagement with different perspectives on participatory democracy in contemporary scenario. By analyzing various conflicting conceptions of participation, it deals with the problems and prospects of participatory democracy in contemporary pluralist societies. The compatibility between participation and representation is also explored. Finally, the paper delves into the new avenues of democratic participation that have come up and how can we aid and deepen participation more effectively.


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