9780761972228

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761972228

  • ISBN10:

    0761972226

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-13
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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Summary

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
vii
List of Tables
viii
Acknowledgments x
Introduction: Comparing Democratic Elections
1(39)
Lawrence LeDuc
Richard G. Niemi
Pippa Norris
Electoral Systems
40(30)
Andre Blais
Louis Massicotte
Referendums and Initiatives: The Politics of Direct Democracy
70(18)
Lawrence LeDuc
Comparing Party Systems
88(20)
Peter Mair
Candidate Selection
108(19)
Reuven Y. Hazan
Campaign Communications
127(21)
Pippa Norris
The Dynamics of Electoral Participation
148(21)
Mark N. Franklin
Voting: Choice, Conditioning, and Constraint
169(20)
William L. Miller
Richard G. Niemi
Political Cleavages, Issues, and Electoral Change
189(21)
Russell J. Dalton
Consolidating Democracies
210(18)
Larry Diamond
Bibliography 228(27)
About the Contributors 255(3)
Author Index 258(6)
Subject Index 264

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