Patterns of Democracy Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries
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Description: Examining 36 democracies from 1945 to 1996, this text arrives at conclusions about what type of democracy works best. It demonstrates that consensual systems stimulate economic growth, control inflation and unemployment and limit budget deficits.
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Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/11/1999
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
|The Westminster Model of Democracy|
|The Consensus Model of Democracy|
|Party Systems: Two-Party and Multiparty Patterns|
|Cabinets: Concentration Versus Sharing of Executive Power|
|Executive-Legislative Relations: Patterns of Dominance and Balance of Power|
|Electoral Systems: Majority and Plurality Methods Versus Proportional Representation|
|Interest Groups: Pluralism Versus Corporatism|
|Division of Power: The Federal-Unitary and Centralized-Decentralized Contrasts|
|Parliaments and Congresses: Concentration Versus Division of Legislative Power|
|Constitutions: Amendment Procedures and Judicial Review|
|Central Banks: Independence Versus Dependence|
|The Two-Dimensional Conceptual Map of Democracy|
|Macro-Economic Management and the Control of Violence: Does Consensus Democracy Make a Difference?|
|The Quality of Democracy and a "Kinder, Gentler" Democracy: Consensus Democracy Makes a Difference|
|Conclusions and Recommendations|
|Two Dimensions and Ten Basic Variables, 1945-96 and 1971-96|
|Alternative Measure of Multipartism, Cabinet Composition, and Disproportionality, 1945-96 and 1971-96|