+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Democracy and Elections - Richard S. Katz

Democracy and Elections

Hardcover

Published: 1st September 1997
RRP $243.95
$147.90
39%
OFF
or 4 easy payments of $36.98 with Learn more
This title is not in stock at the Booktopia Warehouse and needs to be ordered from our supplier.
Click here to read more about delivery expectations.

This book addresses the relationship between four values of democratic theory--popular sovereignty, liberalism, personal development, and community--and the electoral institutions used to implement them. After a chapter sketching the electoral institutions of Athens, the Roman Republic, the medieval church, and pre-reform Britain, the book examines what role elections are expected to play in a variety of democratic theories. The major theme of this section is that the four values are largely incompatible; therefore, different choices must be made between them. Part II addresses the empirical consequences of electoral institutions by examining electoral systems worldwide with the objective of finding the institutions most appropriate to each model of democracy. This impressive study provides empirical information on more electoral institutions in more countries than has ever been available in one volume before.

"...the book makes a solid contribution and should be of interest both to empirical students of elections and to democratic theorists."--Perspectives on Political Science "...an excellent book that will be of tremendous use to scholars."--Political Science Quarterly "...the book makes a solid contribution and should be of interest both to empirical students of elections and to democratic theorists."--Perspectives on Political Science "...an excellent book that will be of tremendous use to scholars."--Political Science Quarterly

Values and Institutionsp. 3
Early Voting and Electionsp. 10
Popular Sovereigntyp. 26
Liberal Democracyp. 46
Participationist Democracyp. 67
Communitarian Democracyp. 78
The Roles of Electionsp. 100
The Description of Electoral Systemsp. 107
Representation: The Relationship between Seats and Votesp. 119
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780195044294
ISBN-10: 0195044290
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.7