Democratic governance works through delegation. Delegation, in turn, is based on trust. What is the current situation regarding trust in social and political institutions as well as in the people who bear responsibility? The March issue of the WZB-Mitteilungen asks about legitimacy as democracy's prerequisite and bedrock.
The articles follow developments at the national and international level. They ask: Who supports or questions democracy and for what reasons? What role does the economy play? How much demand there is for direct democracy?
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