Download e-book for kindle: A Centripetal Theory of Democratic Governance by John Gerring,Strom C. Thacker

By John Gerring,Strom C. Thacker

ISBN-10: 0521710154

ISBN-13: 9780521710152

ISBN-10: 0521883946

ISBN-13: 9780521883948

This ebook outlines the significance of political associations in attaining reliable governance inside a democratic polity and units forth a controversy to discover what types of associations do the task top. by way of concentrating on 'centripetal institutions', which maximize either illustration and authority through bringing political strength and actors towards the centre of a polity, the authors set forth a comparatively novel idea of democratic governance, acceptable to all political settings within which multi-party festival obtains. Basing their idea on national-level political associations, the authors argue that there are 3 sorts of political associations which are basic in securing a centripetal sort of democratic governance: unitary (rather than federal) sovereignty, a parliamentary (rather than presidential) government, and a closed-list PR electoral method (rather than a single-member district or preferential-vote system).

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