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Elections, Parties, Democracy

  • Livre Relié
  • 272 Nombre de pages
How does representative democracy work in the modern age? Examining 21 post-war democracies, this book, written by two world-class... Lire la suite
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How does representative democracy work in the modern age? Examining 21 post-war democracies, this book, written by two world-class scholars, demonstrates how the voter in the middle - the median elector - empowers the centre party in parliament to translate political preferences into public policy.

Contenu

PART 1: THE MANDATE PROCESS; 1. Choosing Governments or Identifying Preferences? The Role of Elections in Democracy; 2. Mandate Theories: Government and Median; 3. Communicating Preferences: The Public Policy Space; 4. Research Questions for Comparative Investigation; PART 2: THE ELECTORAL PROCESS; 5. Choices Parties Offer; 6. Mandates Without Obvious Majorities; 7. Representing the Meidan Voter; PART 3: THE GOVERNING PROCESS; 8. Who Controls Short-Term Policy Making?; 9. From Declared to Actual Policy: Short-Term Influences on Government Policies; PART 4: THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS; 10. Long Term Policy Regimes: Incrementalism Put in Context; 11. Fluctuating Political Forces; 12. Politics and Policy Regimes: Setting a Long Term Equilibrium; 13. Unifying Theories of Democracy Through the Median Mandate

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Elections, Parties, Democracy
Sous-titre: Conferring the Median Mandate
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780199286720
ISBN: 978-0-19-928672-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 272
Poids: 563g
Taille: H242mm x B163mm x T21mm
Année: 2005