Electoral Engineering: Voting Rules and Political Behavior / Edition 1

Electoral Engineering: Voting Rules and Political Behavior / Edition 1

by Pippa Norris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521536715

ISBN-13: 9780521536714

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book compares the consequences of electoral rules and cultural modernization for many dimensions of political representations and voting behavior. It includes patterns of party competition, the strength of social cleavages and party loyalties, levels of turnout, the gender and ethnic diversity of parliaments, and the provisions of constituency service. The

Overview

This book compares the consequences of electoral rules and cultural modernization for many dimensions of political representations and voting behavior. It includes patterns of party competition, the strength of social cleavages and party loyalties, levels of turnout, the gender and ethnic diversity of parliaments, and the provisions of constituency service. The study covers elections held from 1996 to 2002 in newer as well as established democracies that range from the U.S., Australia, and Switzerland to Peru, Taiwan and Ukraine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521536714
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politic
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Do rules matter?; 2. Classifying electoral systems; 3. Evaluating electoral systems; Part II. The Consequences for Voting Behavior: 4. Party systems; 5. Social cleavages; 6. Party loyalties; 7. Turnout; Part III. The Consequences for Political Representation: 8. Women; 9. Ethnic minorities; 10. Constituency service; Part IV. Conclusions: 11. The impact of electoral engineering.

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