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Elections as instruments of democracy : majoritarian and proportional visions / G. Bingham Powell, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Powell, G. Bingham.
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 298 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Subjects:
Elections.
Democracy.
Representative government and representation.
Majorities.
Proportional representation.
Contents:
Elections as instruments of democracy
Constitutional designs as visions of majoritarian or proportional democracy
Accountability: conditions for citizen control
Conditions for mandates: identifiability and majority
A vision of dispersed political power: authorized representation in policy making
Testing the vision: responsiveness in selecting governments and policymakers
Citizen preferences and party positions
The majoritarian policy vision: decisive elections, governments, and the median citizen
The proportional influence vision: representing the median citizen through a multistage process
Overview of the elections as instruments of democracy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-292) and indexes.
ISBN:
0300080158 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300080166 (paper : alk. paper)
OCLC:
42960488