Driving democracy : do power-sharing institutions work?

Pippa Norris

Proposals for power-sharing constitutions remain controversial, as highlighted by current debates in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Sudan. This book, first published in 2008, updates and refines the theory of consociationalism, taking account of the flood of contemporary innovations in power-sharing institutions that have occurred worldwide. The book classifies and compares four types of political institutions: the electoral system, parliamentary or presidential executives, unitary or federal states, and the structure and independence of the mass media. The study tests the potential advantages and disadvantages of each of these institutions for democratic governance. Cross-national time-series data concerning trends in democracy are analyzed for all countries worldwide since the early 1970s. Chapters are enriched by comparing detailed case studies. The mixed-method research design illuminates the underlying causal mechanisms by examining historical developments and processes of institutional change within particular nations and regions.

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Proposals for power-sharing constitutions remain controversial, as highlighted by current debates in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Sudan. This book, first published in 2008, updates and refines the theory of consociationalism, taking account of the flood of contemporary innovations in power-sharing institutions that have occurred worldwide. The book classifies and compares four types of political institutions: the electoral system, parliamentary or presidential executives, unitary or federal states, and the structure and independence of the mass media. The study tests the potential advantages and disadvantages of each of these institutions for democratic governance. Cross-national time-series data concerning trends in democracy are analyzed for all countries worldwide since the early 1970s. Chapters are enriched by comparing detailed case studies. The mixed-method research design illuminates the underlying causal mechanisms by examining historical developments and processes of institutional change within particular nations and regions.

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[目次]

  • Part I. Do Power-Sharing Regimes Work?: 1. What drives democracy?
  • 2. Evidence and methods
  • 3. Democratic indicators and trends
  • 4. Wealth and democracy
  • Part II. The Impact of Power-Sharing Institutions: 5. Electoral systems
  • 6. Presidential and parliamentary executives
  • 7. Federalism and decentralization
  • 8. The fourth estate
  • Part III: Conclusions: 9. What works? Lessons for public policy.

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[目次]

  • Part I. Do Power-Sharing Regimes Work?: 1. What drives democracy?
  • 2. Evidence and methods
  • 3. Democratic indicators and trends
  • 4. Wealth and democracy
  • Part II. The Impact of Power-Sharing Institutions: 5. Electoral systems
  • 6. Presidential and parliamentary executives
  • 7. Federalism and decentralization
  • 8. The fourth estate
  • Part III: Conclusions: 9. What works? Lessons for public policy.

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この本の情報

書名 Driving democracy : do power-sharing institutions work?
著作者等 Norris, Pippa
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2008
ページ数 xii, 306 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780521873192
9780521694803
NCID BA86822437
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国

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