A Different Democracy

American Government in a 31-Country Perspective

Author: Steven L. Taylor,Matthew Soberg Shugart,Bernard Grofman,Arend Lijphart

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300198086

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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"Four distinguished scholars in political science analyze American democracy from a comparative point of view, exploring how the U.S. political system differs from that of thirty other democracies and what those differences ultimately mean for democratic performance. This essential text approaches the following institutions from a political engineering point of view: constitutions, electoral systems, and political parties, as well as legislative, executive, and judicial power. The text looks at democracies from around the world over a two-decade time frame. The result is not only a fresh view of the much-discussed theme of American exceptionalism but also an innovative approach to comparative politics that treats the United States as but one case among many. An ideal textbook for both American and comparative politics courses"--
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Consociationalism and Power-Sharing in Europe

Arend Lijphart’s Theory of Political Accommodation

Author: Michaelina Jakala,Durukan Kuzu,Matt Qvortrup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319670980

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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This book examines the theoretical and practical relevance and challenges of the consociationalist model of democracy. Since the publication of the Politics of Accommodation (1968) and Democracy in Plural Societies (1977) Professor Lijphart’s theories and practical implementations have played a key role in establishing enduring peace settlements. In this edited volume, scholars and Professor Lijphart himself critically examine the history of consocationalism and its application in areas including Northern Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Colombia. The book will be essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students of political science, comparative politics, transitional justice and peace studies. It will also be of use to practitioners ranging from diplomats to NGOs who are interested in the practical application of tested models of political accommodation.
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Power Diffusion and Democracy

Institutions, Deliberation and Outcomes

Author: Julian Bernauer,Adrian Vatter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108483380

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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Presents a theoretically and methodologically sophisticated remapping and analysis of political-institutional power diffusion in democracies.
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Solutions to Political Polarization in America

Author: Nathaniel Persily

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107087112

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

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"This volume assembles several of the nation's top analysts of polarization in American politics. However, unlike the many other volumes written on this subject, this book focuses on solutions to polarization. As such, it necessarily takes these authors,who more often analyze causes and consequences than propose remedies, out of their comfort zone. Debunking conventional wisdom and warning of unintended consequences tend to be more valuable coins in the realm of political science. The professional risksusually exceed the rewards of sticking out one's neck to suggest, with admittedly incomplete information, reforms that might address the most serious policy challenges of the day. We are, therefore, very thankful for the Hewlett Foundation, which helped alter the cost-benefit calculus and support a conference that produced the papers for this volume"--
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Local Government in Central and Eastern Europe

The Rebirth of Local Democracy

Author: Andrew Coulson,Lecturer in the Project Planning Centre for Developing Countries Andrew Coulson,Adrian Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136773584

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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This book examines the democratic changes that took place in civil society in Central and Eastern Europe after the break up of the Soviet Union.
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American Difference

A Guide to American Politics in Comparative Perspective

Author: Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger,Michael R. Wolf

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1544357796

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Examining democracies from a comparative perspective helps us better understand why politics—or, as Harold Lasswell famously said, “who gets what, when, and how”—differ among democracies. American Difference: A Guide to American Politics in Comparative Perspective takes you through different aspects of democracy—political culture, institutions, interest groups, political parties, and elections—and, unlike other works, explores how the United States is both different from and similar to other democracies. The fully updated Second Edition has been expanded to include several new chapters and discussion on civil liberties and civil rights, constitutional arrangements, elections and electoral institutions, and electoral behavior. This edition also includes data around the 2016 general election and 2018 midterm election
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My Country, 'Tis of Thee

My Faith, My Family, Our Future

Author: Keith Ellison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451666896

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison explores what it's like to be an American in the twenty-first century. As a Black, Latino, and former Catholic who converted to Islam, Keith Ellison, is the first Muslim elected to Congress—from a district with fewer than 1 percent Muslims and 11 percent Blacks. With his unique perspective on uniting a disparate community and speaking to a common goal, Ellison takes a provocative look at America and what needs to change to accommodate different races and beliefs. Filled with anecdotes, statistics, and social commentary, Ellison touches on everything from the Tea Party to Obama, from race to the immigration debate and more. He also draws some very clear distinctions between parties and shows why the deep polarization is unhealthy for America. Deeply patriotic, with My Country ’Tis of Thee, Ellison strives to help define what it means to be an American today.
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Encyclopedia of Digital Government

Author: Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591407907

Category: Political Science

Page: 1916

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Containing more than 250 articles, this three-volume set provides a broad basis for understanding issues, theories, and applications faced by public administrations and public organizations, as they strive for more effective government through the use of emerging technologies. This publication is an essential reference tool for academic, public, and private libraries.
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The Euro Crisis

Author: P. Arestis,M. Sawyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230393543

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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A detailed and informed analysis of the current crisis facing the eurozone, examining the root causes and exploring the possible outcomes and uncertain future of the European Union and its currency. Chapters include case studies of Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Greece, as well as broader comparative perspectives.
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