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The Resource Elections and democracy : representation and accountability, edited by Jacques Thomassen

Elections and democracy : representation and accountability, edited by Jacques Thomassen

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Elections and democracy : representation and accountability
Title
Elections and democracy
Title remainder
representation and accountability
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edited by Jacques Thomassen
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Language
eng
Summary
Elections and Democracy addresses the contrast between two different views on representative democracy. According to the first view elections are a mechanism to hold government accountable. In the second view elections are primarily a means to ensure that citizens' views and interests are properly represented in the democratic process. The majoritarian and consensus models of democracy are the embodiment in institutional structures of these two different views of democracy. In the majoritarian view the single most important function of an election is the selection of a government. The concentration of power in the hands of an elected majority government makes it accountable to the people. In consensus models of democracy, or proportional systems, the major function of elections is to elect the members of parliament who together should be as representative as possible of the electorate as a whole. The criterion for the democratic quality of the system is how representative parliament really is. The book explores how far these different views and their embodiment in institutional structures influence vote choice, political participation and satisfaction with the functioning of democracy. The volume is based on data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), a comparative study across 36 countries. The general conclusion of the book is that formal political institutions are less relevant for people's attitudes and behavior than often presumed. Rather than formal political institutions like the electoral system it seems to be characteristics of the party system like polarization and the clarity of responsibility that really matter.--
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Thomassen, J. J. A
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Comparative study of electoral systems
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  • Elections
  • Democracy
  • Representative government and representation
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Elections and democracy : representation and accountability, edited by Jacques Thomassen
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
1: Jacques Thomassen: Representation and Accountability 2: Julian Bernauer, Nathalie Giger and Adrian Vatter: New Patterns of Democracy in the Countries of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems II 3: Bernhard Wessels and Hermann Schmitt: Meaningful Choices: Does Parties' Supply Matter? 4: Diana Burlacu and Gabor Toka: Policy-based Voting and the Type of Democracy 5: Pedro Magalhães: 5. Political Institutions and the Social Anchoring of the Vote 6: André Blais, Shane Singh and Delia Dumitrescu: Political Institutions, Perceptions of Representation, and the Turnout Decision 7: Steven Weldon and Russell Dalton: Democratic Structures and Democratic Participation: The Limits of ConsensualismTheory 8: Sören Holmberg: Feeling Policy Represented 9: David Sanders, Harold Clarke, Marianne Stewart and Paul Whiteley: Output Oriented Legitimacy: Individual and System-level Influences on Democracy Satisfaction 10: Mark Peffley and Robert Rohrschneider: The Multiple Bases of Democratic Support: Procedural Representation and Governmental Outputs 11: Kees Aarts, Jacques Thomassen and Carolien van Ham: Globalization, Representation, and Attitudes Towards Democracy 12: Eric Chang, Yun-han Chu and Wen-chin Wu: Consenting to Lose or Expecting to Win? Inter-temporal Changes in Voters' Winner-loser Status and Satisfaction with Democracy References Index
Control code
FIEb17537599
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 279 pages
Isbn
9780198716334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)865494349
Label
Elections and democracy : representation and accountability, edited by Jacques Thomassen
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:389466/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1: Jacques Thomassen: Representation and Accountability 2: Julian Bernauer, Nathalie Giger and Adrian Vatter: New Patterns of Democracy in the Countries of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems II 3: Bernhard Wessels and Hermann Schmitt: Meaningful Choices: Does Parties' Supply Matter? 4: Diana Burlacu and Gabor Toka: Policy-based Voting and the Type of Democracy 5: Pedro Magalhães: 5. Political Institutions and the Social Anchoring of the Vote 6: André Blais, Shane Singh and Delia Dumitrescu: Political Institutions, Perceptions of Representation, and the Turnout Decision 7: Steven Weldon and Russell Dalton: Democratic Structures and Democratic Participation: The Limits of ConsensualismTheory 8: Sören Holmberg: Feeling Policy Represented 9: David Sanders, Harold Clarke, Marianne Stewart and Paul Whiteley: Output Oriented Legitimacy: Individual and System-level Influences on Democracy Satisfaction 10: Mark Peffley and Robert Rohrschneider: The Multiple Bases of Democratic Support: Procedural Representation and Governmental Outputs 11: Kees Aarts, Jacques Thomassen and Carolien van Ham: Globalization, Representation, and Attitudes Towards Democracy 12: Eric Chang, Yun-han Chu and Wen-chin Wu: Consenting to Lose or Expecting to Win? Inter-temporal Changes in Voters' Winner-loser Status and Satisfaction with Democracy References Index
Control code
FIEb17537599
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 279 pages
Isbn
9780198716334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)865494349

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