Patterns of democracy : government forms and performance in thirty-six countries
- Lijphart, Arend.
- 2nd ed.
- New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2012.
- Physical description
- xx, 348 p. : ill ; 21 cm.
JC421 .L542 2012
- Unknown JC421 .L542 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-337) and index.
- The Westminster model of democracy
- The consensus model of democracy
- Thirty-six democracies
- Party systems : two-party and multiparty patterns
- Cabinets : concentration versus sharing of executive power
- Executive-legislative relations : patterns of dominance and balance of power
- Electoral systems : majority and plurality methods versus proportional representation
- Interest groups : pluralism versus corporatism
- Division of power : the federal-unitary and centralized-decentralized contrasts
- Parliaments and congresses : concentration versus division of legislative power
- Constitutions : amendment procedures and judicial review
- Central banks : independence versus dependence
- The two-dimensional conceptual map of democracy
- Effective government and policy-making : does concensus democracy make a difference?
- The quality of democracy and a "kinder, gentler" democracy : consensus democracy makes a difference
- Conclusions and recommendations.
- Publisher's Summary
- In this updated and expanded edition of his classic text, Arend Lijphart offers a broader and deeper analysis of worldwide democratic institutions than ever before. Examining thirty-six democracies during the period from 1945 to 2010, Lijphart arrives at important-and unexpected-conclusions about what type of democracy works best. Praise for the previous edition: "Magnificent...The best-researched book on democracy in the world today."-Malcolm Mackerras, American Review of Politics "I can't think of another scholar as well qualified as Lijphart to write a book of this kind. He has an amazing grasp of the relevant literature, and he's compiled an unmatched collection of data."-Robert A. Dahl, Yale University "This sound comparative research ...will continue to be a standard in graduate and undergraduate courses in comparative politics."-Choice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Arend Lijphart.