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The Resource Democracy and the politics of electoral system choice : engineering electoral dominance, Amel Ahmed

Democracy and the politics of electoral system choice : engineering electoral dominance, Amel Ahmed

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Democracy and the politics of electoral system choice : engineering electoral dominance
Title
Democracy and the politics of electoral system choice
Title remainder
engineering electoral dominance
Statement of responsibility
Amel Ahmed
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Amel Ahmed brings new historical evidence and a novel theoretical framework to bear on the study of democratization. Looking at the politics of electoral system choice at the time of suffrage expansion among early democratizers, she shows that the electoral systems used in advanced democracies today were initially devised as exclusionary safeguards to protect pre-democratic elites from the impact of democratization and, particularly, the existential threat posed by working class mobilization"--
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Ahmed, Amel
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Democratization
  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Democracy and the politics of electoral system choice : engineering electoral dominance, Amel Ahmed
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: contradictions and ambiguities of democratization; 2. Strategies of containment: the role of repression and accommodation; 3. Strategies of competition: the logic of electoral system choice, single member plurality (SMP) vs. proportional representation (PR); 4. The United States: pre-industrial democratization and the origins of SMP; 5. The United Kingdom: safeguarding the reform acts with SMP; 6. France: the tumultuous path of electoral system choice in the third republic; 7. Belgium: minimizing the existential threat with PR; 8. Conclusions: rethinking democracy's determinisms; Appendix: the existential threat: electoral viability and ideological radicalism
Control code
FIEb17189731
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781107031616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)798059381
Label
Democracy and the politics of electoral system choice : engineering electoral dominance, Amel Ahmed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: contradictions and ambiguities of democratization; 2. Strategies of containment: the role of repression and accommodation; 3. Strategies of competition: the logic of electoral system choice, single member plurality (SMP) vs. proportional representation (PR); 4. The United States: pre-industrial democratization and the origins of SMP; 5. The United Kingdom: safeguarding the reform acts with SMP; 6. France: the tumultuous path of electoral system choice in the third republic; 7. Belgium: minimizing the existential threat with PR; 8. Conclusions: rethinking democracy's determinisms; Appendix: the existential threat: electoral viability and ideological radicalism
Control code
FIEb17189731
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781107031616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)798059381

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