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Democracy, accountability, and representation

Author: Adam Przeworski; Susan Carol Stokes; Bernard Manin
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines whether mechanisms of accountability characteristic of democratic systems are sufficient to induce the representatives to act in the best interest of the represented. The first part of the volume focuses on the role of elections, distinguishing different ways in which they may cause representation. The second part is devoted to the role of checks and balances, between the government and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Przeworski; Susan Carol Stokes; Bernard Manin
ISBN: 0521641535 9780521641531 0521646162 9780521646161
OCLC Number: 40256085
Description: ix, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Elections and representation / Bernard Manin, Adam Przeworski, and Susan C. Stokes --
Electoral accountability and the control of politicians: selecting good types versus sanctioning poor performance / James D. Fearon --
What do policy switches tell us about democracy? / Susan C. Stokes --
Accountability and authority: toward a theory of political accountability / John Ferejohn --
Accountability and manipulation / José María Maravall --
Party government and responsiveness / James A. Stimson --
Democracy, elections, and accountability for economic outcomes / José Antonio Cheibub and Adam Przeworski --
Accountability in Athenian politics / Jon Elster --
Government accountability in parliamentary democracy / Michael Laver and Kenneth A. Shepsle --
Mixing elected and nonelected officials in democratic policy making: fundamentals of accountability and responsibility / Delmer D. Dunn --
Situating democratic political accountability / John Dunn.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy.
Responsibility: edited by Adam Przeworski, Susan C. Stokes, Bernard Manin.
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