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Comparing Democracies 2 New Challenges in the Study of Elections and Voting

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ISBN-10: 0761972234

ISBN-13: 9780761972235

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Lawrence LeDuc, Richard G. Niemi, Pippa Norris

List price: $63.95
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The first edition of Comparing Democracies was a landmark text, providing students with a thematic introduction to the global study of elections and voting. In this major new edition the world's leading international scholars have again produced an indispensable guide and up-to-date review of the whole field. Each of the chapters (the majority of which are completely new) provide a broad theoretical and comparative understanding of all the key topics associated with the elections including electoral and party systems, voter choice and turnout, campaign communications, and the new politics of direct democracy. This Second Edition will remain essential reading for students and lecturers of elections and voting behaviour, comparative politics, parties, and democracy.
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Book details

List price: $63.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 4/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Richard G. Niemi is professor of political science at the University of Rochester. He is the coauthor of many books, including Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn and Term Limits in the State Legislatures. He has written numerous articles on political socialization, voting, and legislative districting. He is currently doing research on civic education, term limits, and voting.

Introduction
Comparing Democratic Elections
Electoral Systems
Referendums and Initiatives
The Politics of Direct Democracy
Comparing Party Systems
Candidate Selection
Campaign Communications
The Dynamics of Electoral Participation
Voting
Choice, Conditioning, and Constraint
Political Cleavages, Issues, and Electoral Change
Consolidating Democracies