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Yvette Peters

Postdoktor
  • E-postYvette.Peters@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 908 84 903
  • Besøksadresse
    Christiesgt. 15
    Rom: 
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  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7802
    5007 BERGEN

Restructuring democracy: ever increasing or perpetual crisis?”

This project looks at the development of democracies over time, but also at the way that democracy functions when it includes a specific combination of democratic elements. Democracies all over the world have changed in their institutional structure—both incrementally and in big steps. Considering these changes and the challenges that democracies have had to deal with over time, the shape of democracy seems to have changed. This project aims to see how they have changed, whether we can now distinguish a different type of democracy, and whether we may observe different clusters of democracies moving in different directions, in a quantitative way.

 

“Political representation, responsiveness and inequality”

This project aims to better understand the relationship between citizens and their representatives in democracies. Democracy requires a certain level of congruence between what citizens want and what representatives do is required. One aspect in this perspective is the congruence between the preferences of the citizens and their (regional or party) representative; another is the congruence between people’s preferences and actual policy output; and yet another is the differentiated responsiveness of representatives—policies may favor some groups more than others. These types of relationships are central in this study, including the possible effects that different political institutions (e.g. electoral system; referendums; executive-legislative relation) may have on the level of congruence.

 

The impact of diffusion of politics on political participation” 

This project focuses on the implications of institutional change in democracies between 1980 and 2005. The political system, and the way that governments deal with the distribution of public goods, seems to have changed over time. Although national governments still deal with many political issues, a lot of tasks have been delegated to other instances. The aim of this project is to see whether different types of authority diffusion (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) have had an impact on levels and changes in levels of different forms of political participation (representative, extra-representative and direct), and to what extent these changes transformed democracy.

 

Currently Yvette is also the co-coordinator of the research group 'Citizens, Opinion, and Representation', together with Elisabeth Ivarsflaten

Bøker
  • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe 31: Challenges and Prospects. Routledge. ISBN: 1138100471.
  • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge. 342 sider. ISBN: 9781138100473.
Tidsskriftartikler
  • Peters, Yvette. 2016. (Re-)join the party! The effects of direct democracy on party membership in Europe. European Journal of Political Research. 55: 138-159. doi: 10.1111/1475-6765.12120
  • Peters, Yvette. 2016. Zero-sum democracy? The effects of direct democracy on representative participation. Political Studies. 64: 593-613. doi: 10.1177/0032321715607510
  • Peters, Yvette; Ensink, Sander J. 2015. Differential responsiveness in Europe: the effects of preference difference and electoral participation. West European Politics. 38: 577-600. doi: 10.1080/01402382.2014.973260
Bokkapitler
  • Peters, Yvette. 2016. Displacing Politics. The State of Democracy in an Age of Diffused Responsibility. 9, sider 163-186. I:
    • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge. 342 sider. ISBN: 9781138100473.
  • Peters, Yvette. 2016. Hollower democracy? Studying the consequences of a changing demos. Chapter 13, sider 197-212. I:
    • Müller-Rommel, Ferdinand; Casal Bértoa, Fernando. 2016. Party Politics and Democracy in Europe. Essays in Honour of Peter Mair. Routledge. 264 sider. ISBN: 978-1-13-880056-4.
  • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. The Contemporary State of Democracy in a Transformed Europe. 15, sider 297-325. I:
    • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge. 342 sider. ISBN: 9781138100473.
  • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. The Transformation of Democracy. 1, sider 1-10. I:
    • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge. 342 sider. ISBN: 9781138100473.

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Peters, Y. & S. J. Ensink (2015), Differential Responsiveness in Europe: The Effects of Preference Difference and Electoral Participation, In West European Politics, 38:3. 577-600 (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01402382.2014.973260#abstract)

 

Peters, Y. (2016), “Hollower Democracy? Studying the Consequences of a Changing Demos”, In Ferdinand Muller-Rommel and Fernando Casal Bertoa (eds.), Party Politics And Democracy in Europe: Essays in Honor of Peter Mair, Abingdon/New York: Routledge Publisher (http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138800564/)

 

Peters, Y. (Forthcoming), "(Re-)Join the Party! The Effects of Direct Democracy on Party Membership in Europe" In European Journal of Political Research (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6765.12120/abstract)

 

Peters, Y. (Forthcoming), "Zero-Sum Democracy? The Effects of Direct Democracy on Representative Participation" In Political Studies