International Handbook on Informal Governance
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International Handbook on Informal Governance

Edited by Thomas Christiansen and Christine Neuhold

Acknowledging that governance relies not only on formal rules and institutions but to a significant degree also on informal practices and arrangements, this unique Handbook examines and analyses a wide variety of theoretical, conceptual and normative perspectives on informal governance.
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Chapter 3: Informal Governance and Democratic Theory

Hans-Joachim Lauth

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3 Informal governance and democratic theory Hans-Joachim Lauth INTRODUCTION Democracy implies democratic governance. Following the main stream of democratic theory, democratic rule rests upon formal institutions which allow a transparent political...

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