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Elections, electoral systems and volatile voters, Gianfranco Baldini and Adriano Pappalardo

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Elections, electoral systems and volatile voters
Title
Elections, electoral systems and volatile voters
Statement of responsibility
Gianfranco Baldini and Adriano Pappalardo
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Language
eng
Summary
"Elections and parties are obvious cornerstones of democratic regimes.Though intensively researched and widely debated through the post-war literature, these topics deserve continuous attention to keep up with an accelerating rate of change of both collective actors, legal rules, and their socio-political environment. The book gives a full account of past experience, present structures and processes, and probable developments, of the voters- party-electoral systems nexus in twenty-one advanced Western democracies. A special focus is devoted to volatility, i.e. the growing instability of voting choices. This - it is argued - is the indicator of a wholesale crisis of the electors-parties trust relationship and the underlying cause of an unprecedented party fragmentation and a decreasing effectiveness of electoral rules. The analysis, descriptive, interpretative, and explanatory, is based on an original 1945-2007 comparative data set including all relevant political and institutional variables."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Baldini, Gianfranco
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1001
LC item number
.B34 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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Pappalardo, Adriano
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  • Elections
  • Comparative government
  • Eleição
  • Sistema eleitoral
  • Governo comparado
  • Comparative government
  • Elections
Label
Elections, electoral systems and volatile voters, Gianfranco Baldini and Adriano Pappalardo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-217) and index
Contents
What democratic elections are, and what they are not -- Electoral systems in contemporary advanced democracies: basic principles and their mechanics -- Majoritarian systems -- Proportional systems -- Mixed member systems -- Electoral rules: how effective and why -- The French 2RS: suited for comparative research? -- Redesigning cases and indicators -- From theory to evidence: updating and retesting Lijphart -- Systemic consequences, past and future
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 229 p.
Isbn
9780230574489
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008030084
System control number
  • (OCoLC)234073799
  • (OCoLC)ocn234073799
Label
Elections, electoral systems and volatile voters, Gianfranco Baldini and Adriano Pappalardo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-217) and index
Contents
What democratic elections are, and what they are not -- Electoral systems in contemporary advanced democracies: basic principles and their mechanics -- Majoritarian systems -- Proportional systems -- Mixed member systems -- Electoral rules: how effective and why -- The French 2RS: suited for comparative research? -- Redesigning cases and indicators -- From theory to evidence: updating and retesting Lijphart -- Systemic consequences, past and future
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 229 p.
Isbn
9780230574489
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008030084
System control number
  • (OCoLC)234073799
  • (OCoLC)ocn234073799

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