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Elections as Instruments of Democracy: Majoritarian and Proportional Visions

 
 
 
 
Elections as Instruments of Democracy: Majoritarian and Proportional Visions
Author: G. Powell Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780300080162
ISBN 10: 300080166
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2000-07-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
List Price: $28.00
 
 

In this book, a leading scholar of comparative politics asks crucial questions about modern democracies. Of the two great visions of democracy—the majoritarian and the proportional influence—which best serves as an instrument of democracy? When and why does each vision succeed or fail? G. Bingham Powell examines over 150 elections in twenty democracies over the past quarter century to arrive at important and sometimes surprising conclusions.

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Examines approximately 155 elections in 20 democracies over the past 25 years. Not concerned with explaining who won, Powell (political science, U. of Rochester) attempts to find whether majoritarian or proportional systems give citizens most influence in policy. While the majoritarian exhibits strengths, Powell argues for the proportional. Author index only. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)