9780761972235

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761972235

  • ISBN10:

    0761972234

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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

Introduction - Lawrence LeDuc, Richard G. Niemi and Pippa NorrisLawrence LeDuc, Richard G Niemi and Pippa Norris
Comparing Democratic Elections
Electoral Systems - André Blais and Louis Massicotte
Referendums and Initiatives - Lawrence LeDuc
The Politics of Direct Democracy
Comparing Party Systems - Peter Mair
Candidate Selection - Reuven Y Hazan
Campaign Communications - Pippa Norris
The Dynamics of Electoral Participation - Mark N Franklin
Voting - William L Miller and Richard G Niemi
Choice, Conditioning, and Constraint
Political Cleavages, Issues, and Electoral Change - Russell J Dalton
Consolidating Democracies - Larry Diamond

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