Les gouvernants face aux transformations de la démocratie

Translated title of the contribution: Policymakers facing democratic transformations

Nathalie Schiffino, Vincent Jacquet, Maximilien Cogels, Min Reuchamps

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Contemporary public decision-makers govern democracies under tension. Whether it is a crisis, a fatigue or a mutation, the link between decision-makers and citizens is now widely considered to be subject to transformation. This issue questions the legitimacy of public decisionmakers and their place in the architecture of contemporary democracies. In this time of a reassessment of the representative model, this article examines how public decision-makers perceive their own positions and view political representation. Finally, the analysis focuses on the place decision-makers give to more direct citizen participation in decision-making.
Translated title of the contributionPolicymakers facing democratic transformations
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)57-80
Number of pages24
JournalGouvernement et action publique
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • citoyens
  • décideurs publics
  • délibération
  • innovations démocratiques
  • ministres
  • participation
  • présidents de partis
  • représentation
  • élections
  • élites


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