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Architecture of Democracy, The.

Author: Reynolds.
Publisher: Oxford University Press : Oxford University Press.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This text discusses the successes and failures of constitutional design. Chapters analyze the effect of presidential and parliamentary systems, federalism and autonomy, and electoral systems. The  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reynolds.
ISBN: 0199246467 9780199246465
OCLC Number: 473787981
Notes: DatabaseOxford Scholarship Online.
Contents: PART I: INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES: AN OVERVIEW ; Introduction Institutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy in Divided Societies ; 1. 1. Constitutional Design and the Problem of adoption: Proposals versus Processes ; 2. The Wave of Power Sharing Democracy ; 3. Institutions and Coalition-Building in Post-Communist Transitions ; PART II: PRESIDENTIALISM, FEDERALISM AND DECENTRALIZATION, AND ELECTORAL SYSTEMS. ; 4. Presidents, Parliaments and Democracy: Insights from the Post-Communist World ; 5. Presidentialism and Democratic Performance ; 6. Constitutional asymmetries: Communal Representation, Federalism, and Cultural Autonomy ; 7. Federalism and State-Building: Post-Communist and Post-Colonial Perspectives ; 8. Ballots not Bullets: Testing Consociational Theories of Ethnic Conflict, Electoral Systems and Democratization ; 9. Designing Electoral Rules and Waiting for an Electoral System to Evolve ; PART III: COUNTRY STUDIES ; 10. 10. Constitutional Engineering in Fiji ; 11. The British-Irish Agreement of 1998: Results and Prospects ; 12. The Eritrean Experience in Constitution Making: The Dialectic of Process and Substance ; 13. Indonesia's Democratic Transition: Playing By the Rules ; 14. Institutional Design, Ethnic Conflict Management, and Democracy in Nigeria ; 15. India


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