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The Resource Democracy for realists : why elections do not produce responsive government, Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels

Democracy for realists : why elections do not produce responsive government, Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels

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Democracy for realists : why elections do not produce responsive government
Title
Democracy for realists
Title remainder
why elections do not produce responsive government
Statement of responsibility
Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels
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Language
eng
Summary
Achen and Bartels argue that democratic theory needs to be founded on identity groups and political parties, not on the preferences of individual voters.Democracy for Realists provides a powerful challenge to conventional thinking, pointing the way toward a fundamentally different understanding of the realities and potential of democratic government.--
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Achen, Christopher H
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bartels, Larry M.
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  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Voting
  • Political participation
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
Label
Democracy for realists : why elections do not produce responsive government, Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-369) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Democratic Ideals and Realities -- 2. The Elusive Mandate: Elections and the Mirage of Popular Control -- 3. Tumbling Down into a Democratical Republick: "Pure Democracy" and the Pitfalls of Popular Control -- 4. A Rational God of Vengeance and of Reward? The Logic of Retrospective Accountability -- 5. Blind Retrospection: Electoral Responses to Droughts, Floods, and Shark Attacks -- 6. Musical Chairs: Economic Voting and the Specious Present -- 7. A Chicken in Every Pot: Ideology and Retrospection in the Great Depression -- 8. The Very Basis of Reasons: Groups, Social Identities, and Political Psychology -- 9. Partisan Hearts and Spleens: Social Identities and Political Change -- 10. It Feels Like We're Thinking: The Rationalizing Voter -- 11. Groups and Power: Toward a Realist Theory of Democracy -- Appendix: Retrospective Voting as Selection and Sanctioning
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FIEb17837431
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780691169446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946459788
Label
Democracy for realists : why elections do not produce responsive government, Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-369) 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. Democratic Ideals and Realities -- 2. The Elusive Mandate: Elections and the Mirage of Popular Control -- 3. Tumbling Down into a Democratical Republick: "Pure Democracy" and the Pitfalls of Popular Control -- 4. A Rational God of Vengeance and of Reward? The Logic of Retrospective Accountability -- 5. Blind Retrospection: Electoral Responses to Droughts, Floods, and Shark Attacks -- 6. Musical Chairs: Economic Voting and the Specious Present -- 7. A Chicken in Every Pot: Ideology and Retrospection in the Great Depression -- 8. The Very Basis of Reasons: Groups, Social Identities, and Political Psychology -- 9. Partisan Hearts and Spleens: Social Identities and Political Change -- 10. It Feels Like We're Thinking: The Rationalizing Voter -- 11. Groups and Power: Toward a Realist Theory of Democracy -- Appendix: Retrospective Voting as Selection and Sanctioning
Control code
FIEb17837431
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780691169446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946459788

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