Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-six Countries

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Yale University Press, 1 jan. 1999 - 351 pagina's
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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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Updated version of major textbook in comparative politics. This is an important basic text for anyone seeking to understand how democratic systems work. Volledige review lezen

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1 Introduction
1
2 The Westminster Model of Democracy
9
3 The Consensus Model of Democracy
31
4 ThirtySix Democracies
48
TwoParty and Multiparty Patterns
62
Concentration Versus Sharing of Executive Power
90
Patterns of Dominance and Balance of Power
116
Majority and Plurality Methods Versus Proportional Representation
143
Amendment Procedures and Judicial Review
216
Independence Versus Dependence
232
14 The TwoDimensional Conceptual Map of Democracy
243
Does Consensus Democracy Make a Difference?
258
Consensus Democracy Makes a Difference
275
17 Conclusions and Recommendations
301
Appendix A Two Dimensions and Ten Basic Variables 194596 and 197196
311
Appendix B Alternative Measure of Multipartism Cabinet Composition and Disproportionality 194596 and 197196
315

Pluralism Versus Corporatism
171
The FederalUnitary and CentralizedDecentralized Contrasts
185
Concentration Versus Division of Legislative Power
200

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