The Resource The politics of electoral reform : changing the rules of democracy, Alan Renwick

The politics of electoral reform : changing the rules of democracy, Alan Renwick

Label
The politics of electoral reform : changing the rules of democracy
Title
The politics of electoral reform
Title remainder
changing the rules of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Alan Renwick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Elections lie at the heart of democracy, and this book seeks to understand how the rules governing those elections are chosen. Drawing on both broad comparisons and detailed case studies, it focuses upon the electoral rules that govern what sorts of preferences voters can express and how votes translate into seats in a legislature. Through detailed examination of electoral reform politics in four countries (France, Italy, Japan and New Zealand), Alan Renwick shows how major electoral system changes in established democracies occur through two contrasting types of reform process. Renwick rejects the simple view that electoral systems always straightforwardly reflect the interests of the politicians in power. Politicians' interests are complex; politicians are sometimes unable to pursue reforms they want; occasionally, they are forced to accept reforms they oppose. The Politics of Electoral Reform shows how voters and reform activists can have real power over electoral reform"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
324.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1001
LC item number
.R394 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The politics of electoral reform : changing the rules of democracy, Alan Renwick
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-301) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What motivates actors? -- From motivations to outcomes : exogenous factors -- The reform process : endogenous factors -- France : the recurrent game of electoral reform -- Italy : the search for stability -- Japan : the persistence of SNTV -- Elite majority imposition : comparative analysis -- Italy : diluting proportional representation -- Japan : the abandonment of SNTV -- New Zealand : MMP in a Westminster setting -- Elite-mass interaction : comparative analysis -- Conclusions and implications
Control code
ocn642206068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511677359
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612536236
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
253623
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24999234
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)642206068
  • cbo0511676395

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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