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Comparing democracies 2 [electronic resource] : new challenges in the study of elections and voting / edited by Lawrence LeDuc, Richard G. Niemi, Pippa Norris.

Contributor(s): LeDuc, Lawrence | Niemi, Richard G | Norris, Pippa.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage, 2002Description: 1 online resource (ix, 269 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781847871381 (electronic bk.); 1847871380 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Democracy | Comparative government | Voting | D�emocratie | Institutions politiques compar�ees | Vote | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections | Democratie | VerkiezingenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Comparing democracies 2.DDC classification: 324.6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Comparing democratic elections / Lawrence LeDuc, Richard G. Niemi and Pippa Norris -- Electoral systems / Andr�e Blais and Louis Massicotte -- Referendums and initiatives : the politics of direct democracy / Lawrence LeDuc -- Comparing party systems / Peter Mair -- Candidate selection / Reuven Y. Hazan -- Campaign communications / Pippa Norris -- The dynamics of electoral participation / Mark N. Franklin -- Voting : choice, conditioning, and constraint / William L. Miller and Richard G. Niemi -- Political cleavages, issues, and electoral change / Russell J. Dalton -- Consolidating democracies / Larry Diamond.
Summary: In this major new edition the world's leading international scholars have again produced an indispensable guide and up-to-date review of the whole field. Each of the chapters (the majority of which are completely new) provide a broad theoretical and comparative understanding of all the key topics, making this essential reading for students and lecturers of elections and voting behavior, comparative politics, parties, and democracy.
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Introduction: Comparing democratic elections / Lawrence LeDuc, Richard G. Niemi and Pippa Norris -- Electoral systems / Andr�e Blais and Louis Massicotte -- Referendums and initiatives : the politics of direct democracy / Lawrence LeDuc -- Comparing party systems / Peter Mair -- Candidate selection / Reuven Y. Hazan -- Campaign communications / Pippa Norris -- The dynamics of electoral participation / Mark N. Franklin -- Voting : choice, conditioning, and constraint / William L. Miller and Richard G. Niemi -- Political cleavages, issues, and electoral change / Russell J. Dalton -- Consolidating democracies / Larry Diamond.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-254) and indexes.

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In this major new edition the world's leading international scholars have again produced an indispensable guide and up-to-date review of the whole field. Each of the chapters (the majority of which are completely new) provide a broad theoretical and comparative understanding of all the key topics, making this essential reading for students and lecturers of elections and voting behavior, comparative politics, parties, and democracy.

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