There is little disagreement among political philosophers, democratic theorists or empirical researchers that freedom and equality are the two core principles of liberal democracy. What is highly disputed, however, is the meaning of these two democratic principles and the proper relation between them that makes for a good political order. Here we focus on the […]
Heiko Giebler and Wolfgang Merkel
Heiko Giebler is a Research Fellow of the Research Unit Democracy and Democratisation, WZB Berlin Social Science Centre. Wolfgang Merkel is Professor of Comparative Political Science and Democracy Research at the Humboldt University Berlin, Associate of the Sydney Democracy Network, University of Sydney. He is Director of Research Unit Democracy and Democratisation, WZB Berlin Social Science Centre.