Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-six Countries
Yale University Press, 1 jan. 1999 - 351 pagina's
Examining 36 democracies from 1945 to 1996, this text arrives at important - and unexpected - conclusions about what type of democracy works best. It demonstrates that consensual systems stimulate economic growth, control inflation and unemployment, and limit budget deficits.
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2 The Westminster Model of Democracy
3 The Consensus Model of Democracy
4 ThirtySix Democracies
TwoParty and Multiparty Patterns
Concentration Versus Sharing of Executive Power
Patterns of Dominance and Balance of Power
Majority and Plurality Methods Versus Proportional Representation
Amendment Procedures and Judicial Review
Independence Versus Dependence
14 The TwoDimensional Conceptual Map of Democracy
Does Consensus Democracy Make a Difference?
Consensus Democracy Makes a Difference
17 Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendix A Two Dimensions and Ten Basic Variables 194596 and 197196
Appendix B Alternative Measure of Multipartism Cabinet Composition and Disproportionality 194596 and 197196
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