Dados vol. 41 n. 2 Rio de Janeiro 1998

Poliarquia em 3D

Santos, Wanderley Guilherme dos


The article takes issue with positions that reduce representative systems to democratic linearity, considering how the latter is restricted to variations in forms of government and electoral systems that do not correspond to the growing complexity of national organizations. It is proposed that a third dimension be added to Robert Dahl’s bidimensional model that is, eligibility from which it is possible to derive minimalist yet strict definitions of authoritarian systems, of representative systems in general, and of their oligarchical and polyarchical variations.

Palavras-chave: democracy; polyarchy; representative system.

DOI: 10.1590/S0011-52581998000200001

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