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The Strain Of Representation

Author : Robert Rohrschneider
ISBN : 9780199652785
Genre : Political Science
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The Strain of Representation examines the quality of democratic representation in Europe, focusing on the way that political parties channel the preferences of different groups of citizens into government policies.

The Routledge Handbook Of East European Politics

Author : Adam Fagan
ISBN : 9781317418870
Genre : Political Science
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The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics is an authoritative overview that will help a wide readership develop an understanding of the region in all its political, economic, and social complexity. Including Central Europe, the Baltic republics, South Eastern Europe, and the Western Balkans, as well as all the countries of the former Soviet Union, it is unrivalled in breadth and depth, affording a comprehensive overview of Eastern European politics provided by leading experts in the fields of comparative politics, international relations, and public administration. Through a series of cutting-edge articles, it seeks to explain and understand patterns of Eastern European politics today. The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics will be a key reference point both for advanced-level students developing knowledge about the subject, researchers producing new material in the area, and those interested and working in the fields of East European Politics, Russian Politics, EU Politics, and more broadly in European Politics, Comparative Politics, Democratization Studies, and International Relations.

European Politics

Author : Bale Tim
ISBN : 9781137581372
Genre : Comparative government
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Comparative European Party Systems

Author : Alan Siaroff
ISBN : 9781317498766
Genre : Political Science
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Comparative European Party Systems 2nd edition provides a comprehensive analysis across 48 party systems of party competition, electoral systems and their effects, and the classification of party systems and governments from 1945 through mid-2018. The book consists of three parts. Part I provides a comparative and quantitative overview of party systems according to party families, patterns of party competition, electoral systems and their effects, and classification of party systems and governments. Part II consists of 38 detailed country profiles of longstanding democracies and of the European Union (plus nine profiles on regions such as in Spain and the UK), providing essential detail on the electoral systems, parties, party patterns and systems, dimensions of political competition, and governments. Part III provides an analysis of 10 additional country profiles of oscillating regimes such as Russia, Ukraine, and Balkan and Transcaucasus states. Comparative European Party Systems provides an excellent overview of topical issues in comparative election and party system research and presents a wealth of information and quantitative data. It is a crucial reference for scholars and students of European and comparative politics, elections, electoral systems, and parties and party systems.

On Parties Party Systems And Democracy

Author : Peter Mair
ISBN : 9781907301780
Genre : Political Science
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This collection brings together some of the most significant and influential work by leading comparativist Peter Mair (1951–2011). The selection ranges from considerations on the relevance of concept formation to the study of party systems and party organisations; and from reflections on the democratic legitimacy of the European Union to the future of party democracy. Including frequently cited papers alongside lesser-known work, the writings collected in this volume attest to the broad scope and depth of Mair’s insights into comparative party politics, and the changing realities of party government. As such, they form an important and enduring contribution to the study of politics, and a fitting tribute to an inspirational and much-missed figure in the global political science community. Edited and introduced by Ingrid van Biezen, with an intellectual portrait of Peter Mair by Stefano Bartolini and Hans Daalder.

Citizen Politics

Author : Russell J. Dalton
ISBN : 9781483321431
Genre : Political Science
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Now, more than ever, people drive the democratic process. What people think of their government and its leaders, how (or whether) they vote, and what they do or say about a host of political issues greatly affect the further strengthening or erosion of democracy and democratic ideals. This fully updated new sixth edition of Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, by Russell J. Dalton, continues to offer the only truly comparative study of political attitudes and behavior in the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany. In addition to its comprehensive, thematic examination of political values, political activity, voting, and public images of government within a cross-national context, Citizen Politics explores new forms of political activity, such as Internet-based activism and new forms of political consumerism. All chapters have been updated with the latest research and empirical evidence. Further, Dalton includes new discussions of citizen sophistication and its implications for democratic citizenship.

The Oxford Handbook Of Legislative Studies

Author : Shane Martin
ISBN : 9780191019074
Genre : Political Science
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Legislatures are political bodies essential to democracy and the rule of law. They present social scientists with numerous intriguing puzzles, with far-reaching implications for our understanding of political institutions. Why, and how, have these ancient assemblies, established in pre-democratic times, survived the transition to mass democracies? How have they adapted? How do they structure such processes as budgeting, legislation, and executive oversight? How do their members get selected, and what consequences flow from differences in these rules? What roles do committees and political parties play in contemporary legislatures? What functions do legislatures perform in autocratic, semi-democratic or recently democratized societies? What explains the similarities and differences in legislative rules, powers and recruitment? What are the policy and other consequences of variation in how legislatures are organized and function? The 33 chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies, written by 47 of the most distinguished legislative scholars, provide a comprehensive and up-to-date description and assessment of the state of the art in legislative studies. Key themes explored include theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches to the study of legislatures, representation and legislative careers, internal organization, the role of parties within legislatures and the role of legislatures in policy making and accountability. The Handbook also explores the emergence of parliaments in historical and contemporary contexts, including new democracies and trans-national institutions.

Konomische Theorie Der Demokratie

Author : Anthony Downs
ISBN : 3165290520
Genre : Business & Economics
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English summary: It was Anthony Downs' objective to create a model dealing with voter and government behavior. In order to do so, he established goals which governments, parties and lobbyists as well as the voters can pursue. To motivate all those concerned, he introduced the self-interest axiom and called for rationality in order to attain these goals. With the help of marginal analysis, each voter determines his/her party differential, which will help to determine each voter's choice at the ballot box and to decide which party's rule will give him/her greater utility in the future. Downs describes how crucial the concept of ideology is to his theory. He maintains that a two-party democracy could not provide stable and effective government unless there is a large measure of ideological consensus amongst its citizens, and that political parties encouraged voters to be irrational by remaining vague and ambiguous. German description: Anthony Downs' inzwischen klassisches Demokratie-Modell des Wahler- und Regierungsverhaltens orientiert sich an der okonomischen Theorie. Er nimmt an, dass politische Parteien und Wahler in der Verfolgung bestimmter, deutlich spezifizierter Ziele optimal handeln. So treffen die Wahler unter Ungewissheit uber den Wahlvorgang und die zukunftige Regierungsbildung ihre Wahl nach dem mutmasslichen Nutzen. Die Regierung versucht, mit Hilfe der Manipulation des Budgets ihre Wiederwahl zu erreichen.Ideologien der Parteien auf der einen Seite, Interessengruppen auf der anderen stellen den Wahlern bzw. der Regierung Informationen zur rationalen Entscheidungsfindung zur Verfugung. Dabei wird deutlich, dass Mehrparteiensysteme und Verhaltniswahlrecht jedes Wahl-Kalkul unlosbar werden lassen. Auf die weiteren Folgerungen fur Demokratie-Forschung und -Verstandnis geht Downs im letzten Teil seines Werkes ausfuhrlich ein.

Parteien In Osteuropa

Author : Dieter Segert
ISBN : 9783322850928
Genre : Social Science
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Nach 1989 sind auch in Osteuropa politische Parteien als die für Wettbewerbsdemokratien typischen Hauptakteure entstanden. Neben dieser Tendenz zur Angleichung lassen sich aber östliche Eigenarten beobachten: eine dominante Stellung der "Nachfolgeparteien" im Parteiensystem vieler Staaten, trotz umfassenden Institutionenimports deutliche Kontextdiskrepanzen, schnell abnehmende Partizipationsneigungen der Bürger auf dem Hintergrund postrevolutionärer Frustrationen, ein hoher Grad an politischer Instabilität. Die Autoren vertreten die These, daß die Geschichte des Staatssozialismus die spezifischen Parteibildungsprozesse in diesem Raum am stärksten beeinflußt hat. Der vergleichenden Analyse liegen Einzelstudien zu den Parteiensystemen in Ostdeutschland, Polen, der Sowjetunion/Rußland, Tschechien und Ungarn zugrunde. "(...) Das vorliegende Buch bietet eine fundierte Informationsquelle zur politischen Entwicklung im östlichen Europa und geht über die Darstellung des Parteiengefüges hinaus. (...) Die große Zahl von Schaubildern und Statistiken unterstreicht und veranschaulicht die Ergebnisse, eine Auswahl von Kurzbiographien zu den wichtigsten Politikern sowie eine Auflistung und Charakterisierung der bedeutenderen Parteien in allen untersuchten Ländern erleichtern dem Leser die Orientierung. (...)" WGO Monatshefte für Osteuropäisches Recht, 5/96 "(...) Der Band gibt insgesamt eine gute und anregende Analyse über die charakteristischen Züge der mit Schwierigkeiten des Übergangs kämpfenden postsozialistischen Region dar und wird so (...) für die sich interessierenden Forscher zu einem grundlegenden Handbuch." Welt Trends, 14/97

Wahlen Und Politisches System

Author : Max Kaase
ISBN : 9783322864055
Genre : Political Science
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