Comparing Democracies

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-20
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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The benchmark first and second editions of Comparing Democracies represented essential guides to the global study of elections. Reflecting recent developments in the field, this timely third edition gives an indispensable state-of-the art review of the whole field from the world's leading international scholars.With a completely new thematic introduction which explores how democracy is built and sustained, thoroughly updated chapters (many of which are also new) , the third edition provides a theoretical and comparative understanding of the major topics related to elections and introduces important work on key new areas.Comparing Democracies, third edition will remain a must-read for students and lecturers of elections and voting behaviour, comparative politics, parties, and democracy.Contents:Lawrence LeDuc, Richard G. Niemi, Pippa Norris Introduction: Challenges to Democratic GovernanceDavid Farrell Electoral Systems and ProceduresSusan Scarrow Political Parties and Party SystemsRussell Dalton Partisanship and IdeologyIngrid van Biezen Party and Campaign FinanceAndré Blais Political ParticipationChristopher Wlezien Election CampaignsClaes de Vreese Campaign CommunicationsMarian Sawer Women and ElectionsLees Arts Leadership EffectsTimothy Hellwig Elections and the EconomyG. Bingham Powell The Consequences of Elections

Author Biography

Lawrence LeDuc is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Canada Richard G. Niemi is Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester, USA Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction: Building and Sustaining Democracy
Electoral Institutions and Processes
Electoral Systems and Election Management
Political Parties and Party Systems
Party and Campaign Finance
Election Campaigns
Campaign Communications and Media
Public Opinion and Voting
Ideology, Partisanship and Democratic Development
Political Participation
Elections and the Economy
Women and Elections
The Consequences of Elections
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