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The Architecture of Democracy : Constitutional Design, Conflict Management and Democracy - Andrew Reynolds

The Architecture of Democracy

Constitutional Design, Conflict Management and Democracy

By: Andrew Reynolds (Editor)


Published: 1st December 2001
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Reynolds brings together the leading scholars to discuss the successes and failures of constitutional design. Arend Lijphart and Donald Horowitz debate their own contributions to the field. Emerging scholars then present important new evidence from Europe, the CIS, Latin America, and Africa. Chapters analyse the effect of presidential and parliamentary systems, issues of federalism and autonomy, and the varying impact of electoral systems. The book concludes with case studies of Fiji, Ireland, Eritrea, Indonesia, Nigeria, and India. The Architecture of Democracy is the culmination of the study of constitutional engineering in the third wave of democracy and sets parameters for this crucial research as democracy diffuses across the world.

"This volume addresses a critical issue: The potential relationship between political institutions and conflict management in divided societies. It contains several "must read" theoretical chapters, as well as helpful case studies."--apsanet.org

Part I: Institutional Design in Divided Societies: An Overview Katharine Belmont, Scott Mainwaring, and Andrew Reynolds: Introduction Institutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy in Divided Societies 1: Donald L. Horowitz: 1. Constitutional Design and the Problem of adoption: Proposals versus Processes 2: Arend Lijphart: The Wave of Power Sharing Democracy 3: Olga Shvetsova: Institutions and Coalition-Building in Post-Communist Transitions Part II: Presidentialism, Federalism and Decentralization, and Electoral Systems. 4: Timothy Frye: Presidents, Parliaments and Democracy: Insights from the Post-Communist World 5: José Antônio Cheibub: Presidentialism and Democratic Performance 6: Yash Ghai: Constitutional asymmetries: Communal Representation, Federalism, and Cultural Autonomy 7: Steven L. Solnick: Federalism and State-Building: Post-Communist and Post-Colonial Perspectives 8: Pippa Norris: Ballots not Bullets: Testing Consociational Theories of Ethnic Conflict, Electoral Systems and Democratization 9: Rein Taagepera: Designing Electoral Rules and Waiting for an Electoral System to Evolve Part III: Country Studies 10: Brij V. Lal: 10. Constitutional Engineering in Fiji 11: Brendan O'Leary: The British-Irish Agreement of 1998: Results and Prospects 12: Bereket Habte Selassie: The Eritrean Experience in Constitution Making: The Dialectic of Process and Substance 13: R. William Liddle: Indonesia's Democratic Transition: Playing By the Rules 14: Rotimi Subu and Larry Diamond: Institutional Design, Ethnic Conflict Management, and Democracy in Nigeria 15: David Stuligross and Ashutosh Varshney: India

ISBN: 9780199246465
ISBN-10: 0199246467
Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 530
Published: 1st December 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.26  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.52