Electoral Engineering (BOK)

Pippa Norris

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From Kosovo to Kabul, the last decade witnessed growing interest in ?electoral engineering?. Reformers have sought to achieve either greater government accountability through majoritarian arrangements or wider parliamentary diversity through proportional formula. Underlying the normative debates are important claims about the impact and consequences of electoral reform for political representation and voting behavior. The study compares and evaluates two broad schools of thought, each offering contracting expectations. One popular approach claims that formal rules define electoral incentives facing parties, politicians and citizens. By changing these rules, rational choice institutionalism claims that we have the capacity to shape political behavior. Alternative cultural modernization theories differ in their emphasis on the primary motors driving human behavior, their expectations about the pace of change, and also their assumptions about the ability of formal institutional rules to alter, rather than adapt to, deeply embedded and habitual social norms and patterns of human behavior.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2004 Forfatter Pippa Norris
ISBN 9780521536714
Antall sider 390 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 22,4cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 528 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd