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Title Rational foundations of democratic politics / edited by Albert Breton [and others]
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (vii, 262 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Demobilized and demoralized: negative ads and loosening bonds / Michael C. Munger -- Turning 'citizens' into 'consumers': economic growth and the level of public discourse / Stergios Skaperdas -- Economic and cultural prerequisites for democracy / Roger D. Congleton -- Civil society and the contemporary social order / Frédérique Chaumont-Chancelier -- When does altruism overcome the intransitivity of income redistribution? / Donald Wittman -- Democratic resilience and necessity of virtue / Alan Hamlin -- Optimal level of solidarity / Ronald Wintrobe -- Bonds of democratic politics: an economic perspective / Stefan Voigt -- Voting rules: a constitutional quandary / Gianluigi Galeotti -- Citizens' sovereignty, constitutional commitments, and renegotiation: original versus continuing agreement / Viktor J. Vanberg -- Constitutional rules and competitive politics: their effects on secessionism / Albert Breton, Pierre Salmon
Democracy is widely accepted today, perhaps as never before, as the most suitable form of government. But what is democracy, and does it always produce good government? Democracy is often associated with the existence of competitive elections. But theory and experience suggest that these are not sufficient for democracy to function reasonably well. In this book, which was originally published in 2003, a number of experts from North America and Europe use a rational choice approach to understand the 'foundations' of democracy - what makes democracy successful, and why. In doing so, they consider diverse problems of democratic governance such as the importance of morals or virtue in political life, negative advertising, the role of social capital and civil society in sustaining democracy, the constitutional and cultural prerequisites of democracy, and the interaction of democracy and markets
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521822541
Subject Democracy
Alt Author Breton, Albert, editor
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