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Patterns of democracy : government forms and performance in thirty-six countries / Arend Lijphart.

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Author/Creator:
Lijphart, Arend.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
2nd ed. - New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xx, 348 p. : ill ; 21 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-337) and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 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.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780300172027
0300172028

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