The Resource Wrestling with democracy : voting systems as politics in the twentieth-century West, Dennis Pilon

Wrestling with democracy : voting systems as politics in the twentieth-century West, Dennis Pilon

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Wrestling with democracy : voting systems as politics in the twentieth-century West
Title
Wrestling with democracy
Title remainder
voting systems as politics in the twentieth-century West
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Pilon
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Though sharing broadly similar processes of economic and political development from the mid-to-late nineteenth century onward, western countries have diverged greatly in their choice of voting systems: most of Europe shifted to proportional voting around the First World War, while Anglo-American countries have stuck with relative majority or majority voting rules. Using a comparative historical approach, Wrestling with Democracy examines why voting systems have (or have not) changed in western industrialized countries over the past century"--Preliminary page
  • In this first single-volume study of voting system reform covering all western industrialized countries, Dennis Pilon reviews national efforts in this area over four timespans: the nineteenth century, the period around the First World War, the Cold War, and the 1990s. Pilon provocatively argues that voting system reform has been a part of larger struggles over defining democracy itself, highlighting previously overlooked episodes of reform and challenging widely held assumptions about institutional change."--Publisher's description
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NLC
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1965-
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Pilon, Dennis
Index
index present
LC call number
JC421
LC item number
.P55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in comparative political economy and public policy
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  • Democracy
  • Voting
  • Political parties
  • Elections
  • Démocratie
  • Vote
  • Partis politiques
  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Political parties
  • Political science
  • Voting
  • Wahlrechtsreform
  • Demokratie
  • Western countries
  • Occident
  • Western countries
  • Westliche Welt
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Wrestling with democracy : voting systems as politics in the twentieth-century West, Dennis Pilon
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-349) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Contextualizing Democracy -- Chapter 3: Prologue to the Democratic Era -- Chapter 4: Facing the Democratic Challenge 1900-1918 -- Chapter 5: Struggling with Democracy 1919-39 -- Chapter 6: The Cold War Democratic Compromise 1940-1969 -- Chapter 7: The Neoliberal Democratic Realignment 1970-2000
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781442645417
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2012285833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)823506352
  • (OCoLC)ocn823506352
Label
Wrestling with democracy : voting systems as politics in the twentieth-century West, Dennis Pilon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Contextualizing Democracy -- Chapter 3: Prologue to the Democratic Era -- Chapter 4: Facing the Democratic Challenge 1900-1918 -- Chapter 5: Struggling with Democracy 1919-39 -- Chapter 6: The Cold War Democratic Compromise 1940-1969 -- Chapter 7: The Neoliberal Democratic Realignment 1970-2000
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781442645417
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2012285833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)823506352
  • (OCoLC)ocn823506352

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