Faces on the Ballot: The Personalization of Electoral Systems in Europe

Faces on the Ballot: The Personalization of Electoral Systems in Europe

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ISBN-13: 9780199685042
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/20/2016
Series: Comparative Politics
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author



Alan Renwick is Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit in the Department of Political Science at University College London. He was previously Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Reading. His publications include The Politics of Electoral Reform: Changing the Rules of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and A Citizen's Guide to Electoral Reform (Biteback, 2011). His research focuses primarily on processes of electoral and broader political reform and how these are changing over time.

Jean-Benoit Pilet is Professor of Political Science at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He works on electoral systems, elections, institutional reforms and party politics. He has recently co-edited, with William Cross, The Politics of Party Leadership: a Cross-National Perspective (OUP, forthcoming) and is the author of several articles published in journals like Electoral Studies, Party Politics, European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Representation and Journal of Elections, and Public Opinion and Parties.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction: Debating the Personalization of Politics and Electoral Systems
Part 1. Are Electoral Systems Becoming More Personalized?
2. The Personalization of Electoral Systems: What Is It?
Appendix to Chapter 2
3. European Electoral Systems, 1945-2009
Appendix to Chapter 3
Part 2. What Explains Electoral System Personalization?
4. Conditions of Electoral System Personalization
Appendix to Chapter 4
5. Electoral System Personalization: The Origins of Europe's Electoral Systems
6. Electoral Reforms before the Personalization Era: 1945-1989
7. The Politics of Personalization since 1989: Flexible-List Systems
8. The Politics of Personalization since 1989: Closed-List, Open-List, Mixed, and Non-List Systems
Part 3. Do Personalizing Electoral Reforms Have Any Effects?
9. Personalization and Election Results
10. Personalization and Democratic Renewal: Anything More than Talk?
11. Conclusion

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