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Democracy and Elections : Electoral Systems and their Political Consequences - Vernon Bogdanor

Democracy and Elections

Electoral Systems and their Political Consequences

By: Vernon Bogdanor (Editor), David Butler (Editor)

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Published: 17th October 1983
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Originally published in 1983, Democracy and Elections analyses the main electoral systems of modern democracies, and places them in their institutional and historical context. A distinguished group of contributors provide interpretations of the electoral systems of the EEC countries and Japan, and assess the ways in which different electoral systems affect the political practice of each country. If the book has a single theme, it is that one should be sceptical about attributing fixed qualities to electoral systems. Although amongst the quantifiable of political phenomena, they do not conform to mechanistic rules, but must be understood in terms of the historical experience and cultural outlook of different societies. What is striking is the great variety of ways in which different countries have attempted to meet the problem of translating votes into seats.

Contributors
Preface
Glossary
Introduction
Elections and electoral systems: choices and alternatives
Variants of the Westminster model
France
Germany
Italy Christopher
Scandinavia
Benelux
The Republic of Ireland
Greece
Japan
The European Parliament
Conclusion: electoral systems and party systems
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521272827
ISBN-10: 0521272823
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 17th October 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36