Electoral Systems and Democracy

Electoral Systems and Democracy


  • Author : Larry Diamond
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0801884756


Electoral Systems and Democracy Book Description :

As the number of democracies has increased around the world, a heated debate has emerged among political scientists about which system best promotes the consolidation of democracy. This book compares the experiences of diverse countries, from Latin America to southern Africa, from Uruguay, Japan, and Taiwan to Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq....

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems


  • Author : Erik S. Herron
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190258658


The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems Book Description :

Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Terminology and Basic Rules of Electoral Systems -- Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Matthew S. Shugart -- Part I. Foundations of Electoral Systems -- 2. Dimensions of Variation in Electoral Systems -- Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell -- 3. Electoral System Effects on Party Systems -- Matthew S. Shugart and Rein Taagepera -- 4. Party System Effects on Electoral Systems -- Josep M. Colomer -- 5. Electoral System Design in New Democracies -- John M. Carey -- 6. Electoral System Change -- Alan Renwick -- Part II. Issues and Representation -- 7. Social Diversity, Electoral Systems, and the Party System -- Robert Moser, Ethan Scheiner, and Heather Stoll -- 8. Electoral Systems and Ethnic Minority Representa...

Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice

Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice


  • Author : Amel Ahmed
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107031616


Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice Book Description :

Explores the dynamics of electoral system choice and raises questions about the democratic credentials of the early processes of democratization....

Electoral Systems and Party Systems

Electoral Systems and Party Systems


  • Author : Arend Lijphart
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198273479


Electoral Systems and Party Systems Book Description :

The most definitive treatment of electoral systems, this book describes and classifies the 70 different systems used by 27 democracies in 384 elections since 1945....

Electoral System Design

Electoral System Design


  • Author : Andrew Reynolds
  • Publisher : International Idea
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114582120


Electoral System Design Book Description :

"This Overview is a distillation of the IDEA publication Electoral System Design : the New International IDEA Handbook, 2005 (ISBN 91-85391-18-2). It contains a summary of the key principles of electoral system choice, the pros and cons of the options available and advice to the institutonal designer."--...

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Electoral Systems


  • Author : David M. Farrell
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137285508


Electoral Systems Book Description :

Electoral Systems examines the six principle types of electoral system currently in use in more than seventy of the world's democracies. A common format is adopted throughout, dealing with explanations of how the system operates and its effects on the political system....

Electoral Systems

Electoral Systems


  • Author : Andrew Reeve
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136094040


Electoral Systems Book Description :

This text is designed to give students a comprehensive view of the British electoral system. Its innovative comparative and theoretical approach will provide a link between courses in British politics, comparative politics and political theory. The book looks at electoral systems in relation to democratic theory and examines the justification for modern electoral rules. It compares parliamentary elections with various other kinds of election, and it looks at the differences between British experience and that of other countries. Andrew Reeve and Alan Ware aim to inform the debate about whether our electoral system should be reformed, by raising such crucial issues as the connection between democracy and the electoral process, the significance of the ...

Democracy and Elections

Democracy and Elections


  • Author : Vernon Bogdanor
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1983-08-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521272823


Democracy and Elections Book Description :

This 1983 book analyses the main electoral systems of modern democracies, and places them in their institutional and historical context. A distinguished group of contributors provide interpretations of the electoral systems of the EEC countries and Japan, and assess how different electoral systems affect the political practice of each country....

Elections and Democracy

Elections and Democracy


  • Author : Jacques Thomassen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198716334


Elections and Democracy Book Description :

Elections and Democracy addresses the contrast between two different views on representative democracy. According to the first view elections are a mechanism to hold government accountable. In the second view elections are primarily a means to ensure that citizens' views and interests are properly represented in the democratic process. The majoritarian and consensus models of democracy are the embodiment in institutional structures of these two different views of democracy. In the majoritarian view the single most important function of an election is the selection of a government. The concentration of power in the hands of an elected majority government makes it accountable to the people. In consensus models of democracy, or proportional systems, the...

The Handbook of Electoral System Choice

The Handbook of Electoral System Choice


  • Author : J. Colomer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230522749


The Handbook of Electoral System Choice Book Description :

The topic of electoral reform is an extremely timely one. The accelerated expansion of the number of new democracies in the world generates increasing demand for advice on the choice of electoral rules; at the same time, a new reformism in well established democracies seeks new formulae favouring both more representative institutions and more accountable rulers. The Handbook of Electoral System Choice addresses the theoretical and comparative issues of electoral reform in relation to democratization, political strategies in established democracies and the relative performance of different electoral systems. Case studies on virtually every major democracy or democratizing country in the world are included....