Democracy, Parliament and Electoral Systems

Democracy, Parliament and Electoral Systems

by Mary Anne Griffith-Traversy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745321542

ISBN-13: 9780745321547

Pub. Date: 05/20/2003

Publisher: Pluto Press

The contributors to this volume examine the importance of democracy as a system of goverment. Exploring various forms of democractic government throughout the world, they assess how democracy works in theory and in practice.Chapters cover how to improve democracy using case studies from the Caribbean and Spain; how to make parliaments more effective, looking at

Overview

The contributors to this volume examine the importance of democracy as a system of goverment. Exploring various forms of democractic government throughout the world, they assess how democracy works in theory and in practice.Chapters cover how to improve democracy using case studies from the Caribbean and Spain; how to make parliaments more effective, looking at issues such as technology and the structure of parliamentary bodies; the comparative benefits of different electoral systems; finally, the contributors examine problems thrown up by various recent elections including the American election in 2000, Sri Lanka, Poland and various African experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745321547
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
05/20/2003
Series:
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Arthur Donahoe, QC, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, 1992 - 2001

Preface

Chapter l Introduction: Democracy, Parliaments and Electoral Systems

PART I - BUILDING DEMOCRACY
Chapter 2 Enhancing democracy: A Caribbean Perspective
Chapter 3 Improving Transparency and Integrity in Political Processes
Chapter 4 The Spanish Transition: Dictatorship to Democracy

PART II - MAKING PARLIAMENTS MORE EFFECTIVE
Chapter 5 Strengthening Parliament's Role
Chapter 6 Do Unicameral or B

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