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Representation : elections and beyond

Author: Jack H Nagel; Rogers M Smith
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism.
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Featuring twelve essays that engage with national, provincial, and municipal governments across three continents, Representation examines the core elements and challenges of fair, effective political  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack H Nagel; Rogers M Smith
ISBN: 9780812245141 0812245148
OCLC Number: 815043691
Description: vi, 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Evaluating U.S. electoral institutions in comparative perspective / André Blais --
Are American elections sufficiently democratic? / Dennis F. Thompson --
Barriers to voting in the twenty-first century / Alexander Keyssar --
Uneven democracy: turnout, minority interests, and local government spending / Zoltan Hajnal and Jessica Trounstine --
Fairness and bias in electoral systems / Anthony McGann --
Political party organizations, civic representation, and participation / Georgia Kernell --
The paradox of voting - for Republicans: economic inequality, political organization, and the American voter / Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson --
A democratic balance: bureaucracy, political parties, and political representation / Pradeep Chhibber and Susan L. Ostermann --
The closing of the frontier: political blogs, the 2008 election, and the online public sphere / Matthew Hindman --
The technological basis of organizational membership: representation of interests in the new media age / Dave Karpf --
The principle of affected interests: an interpretation and defense / Archon Fung --
Citizen representatives / Mark E. Warren.
Series Title: Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism.
Responsibility: edited by Jack H. Nagel and Rogers M. Smith.

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