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Reforming democracy : institutional engineering in Western Europe

Author: Camille Bedock
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: Comparative politics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New product editionView all editions and formats
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This study provides a better empirical understanding of the world of democratic reforms in consolidated democracies, thanks to a new data-set covering six dimensions of reform in 18 European countries. Secondly, the book provides evidence about the link between the lack of political support and democratic reforms, and the role of electoral shifts in fostering reforms. Thirdly, this research shows that the final  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Bedock
ISBN: 9780198779582 0198779585
OCLC Number: 989873717
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why study bundles of reforms? The debate on democratic institutions --
To reform or not to reform? The determinants and processes of institutional change in established democracies --
The changes to core democratic rules in western Europe, 1990-2010: an overview --
Disentangling the long- and short-term determinants of the reforms of core democratic rules: a model for western Europe, 1990-2010 --
The mechanisms of institutional reforms in action: the politics of bundles of reforms --
You win some, you lose some: the various fortunes of institutional reforms in Ireland since 2011 --
An unexpected journey: the Quinquennat and the reordering of the electoral calendar in France, 2000-2001 --
Bundling the bundles: coalition dynamics and institutional reforms in Italy, 2003-2006 --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Comparative politics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Camille Bedock.

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