Democracy, Accountability, and Representation (Cambridge by Adam Przeworski,Susan C. Stokes,Bernard Manin

By Adam Przeworski,Susan C. Stokes,Bernard Manin

This ebook examines even if the mechanisms of responsibility attribute of democratic structures are adequate to urge the representatives to behave within the most sensible curiosity of the represented. the 1st a part of the amount specializes in the function of elections, distinguishing other ways during which they might reason illustration. the second one half is dedicated to the position of assessments and balances, among the govt and the parliament in addition to among the govt. and the paperwork. The members of this quantity, all top students within the fields of yankee and comparative politics and political conception, tackle questions similar to, no matter if elections result in governments to behave within the curiosity of electorate. Are politicians in democracies dependable to citizens in destiny elections? if this is the case, does responsibility set off politicians to symbolize voters? Does responsibility restrict or increase the scope of motion of governments? Are governments that violate crusade mandates consultant? total, the essays mix theoretical discussions, game-theoretic types, case reviews, and statistical analyses, inside of a shared analytical procedure and a standardized terminology. The empirical fabric is drawn from the good tested democracies in addition to from new democracies.

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