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Power to the People : Social Choice and the Populist/Progressive Ideal - Charlyne Berens

Power to the People

Social Choice and the Populist/Progressive Ideal

Paperback Published: 11th February 2004
ISBN: 9780761827634
Number Of Pages: 252

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Power to the People examines the first session of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature, in 1937, to determine whether the Legislature's structure and rules reflected populism, progressivism, or simply a variant of liberal democracy. The book considers the notion that the one-house, nonpartisan legislature adopted by Nebraska's citizens is a reflection of the desire for "the people," rather than the elites, to control government. Building on the work of the new institutionalism and applying the principles of social choice, Power to the People argues that the structure and procedures of an institution affect its product as well as the philosophies on which it is founded.

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Nebraska and Social Choicep. 1
Social Choice and Legislative Institutionsp. 13
The Liberal Democracy Modelp. 29
The Populist Modelp. 51
The Progressive Modelp. 75
Nebraska's Legislative Historyp. 97
The Unicameral Coordinates Shared Interestsp. 117
The Unicameral and Collective Actionp. 151
The Unicameral and Collective Choicep. 177
The People's Housep. 217
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780761827634
ISBN-10: 0761827633
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 11th February 2004
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.33