Comparative Democratic Politics:A Guide to Contemporary Theory and Research

Hans Keman

Comparative Democratic Politics:A Guide to Contemporary Theory and Research
Preview this ebook

Product details

Published1st March 2002
ISBN9780761954774
Price£103.75
Print ISBN9780761954767
eISBN9781412932615
Author
PublisherSAGE Publications
Pages347
LanguageEnglish
Subjects:Comparative politics, Political structures: democracy, Political parties
BIC:JPB, JPHV, JPL
123Library ID:388
Format:eBook

eBook Overview

Democracy is the most widely used way of organizing politics in the contemporary world. Comparative Democratic Politics brings together a team of renowned international scholars to provide a comprehensive review of theory and research in this essential area of comparative study. A key aim to the book is to introduce and understand representative democracy as a political process and contemporary system of governance in need of constant attention and scrutiny.

Search inside this book:

Table of Contents

Cover1
Summary of Contents6
Contents8
List of Figures
citation
13
List of Tables
citation
14
Notes on the Editor and Contributors
citation
16
Preface and Acknowledgements19
Part I: The Comparative Approach to Democracy
citation
22
Chapter 1 - The comparative approach to democracy
citation
24
Chapter 2 - The development of the study of comparative politics
citation
37
Chapter 3 - Comparing democracies: Theories and evidence
citation
53
Part II: Parties and government in democracies
citation
84
Chapter 4 - Comparative government and democracy: Modelling party democracy across 16 countries
citation
86
Chapter 5 - Voters, elections and ideology in European democracies
citation
120
Chapter 6 - In the aggregate: Mass electoral behaviour in western Europe, 1950-2000
citation
143
Part III: Democratic institutions and political action
citation
162
Chapter 7 - Interest intermediation: The cases of consociational democracy and corporatism
citation
164
Chapter 8 - The impact of political parties, constitutional structures and veto players on public policy
citation
187
Chapter 9 - Comparative politics and the welfare state
citation
206
Part IV: The Political performance of democracies
citation
234
Chapter 10 - Policy performance in the Democratic state: An emergent field of study
citation
236
Chapter 11 - Democratic performance: Are there institutional effects?
citation
254
Chapter 12 - Democratic institutions, governance and political performance
citation
278
Bibliography
citation
308
Index341