Comparing Democracies 2 : New Challenges in the Study of Elections and Voting

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-13
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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The first edition of Comparing Democracies was a landmark text, providing students with a thematic introduction to the global study of elections and voting. In this major new edition the world's leading international scholars have again produced an indispensable guide and up-to-date review of the whole field. Each of the chapters (the majority of which are completely new) provide a broad theoretical and comparative understanding of all the key topics associated with the elections including electoral and party systems, voter choice and turnout, campaign communications, and the new politics of direct democracy. This Second Edition will remain essential reading for students and lecturers of elections and voting behaviour, comparative politics, parties, and democracy.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments x
Introduction: Comparing Democratic Elections
Lawrence LeDuc
Richard G. Niemi
Pippa Norris
Electoral Systems
Andre Blais
Louis Massicotte
Referendums and Initiatives: The Politics of Direct Democracy
Lawrence LeDuc
Comparing Party Systems
Peter Mair
Candidate Selection
Reuven Y. Hazan
Campaign Communications
Pippa Norris
The Dynamics of Electoral Participation
Mark N. Franklin
Voting: Choice, Conditioning, and Constraint
William L. Miller
Richard G. Niemi
Political Cleavages, Issues, and Electoral Change
Russell J. Dalton
Consolidating Democracies
Larry Diamond
Bibliography 228(27)
About the Contributors 255(3)
Author Index 258(6)
Subject Index 264

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