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Introduction: Goals and Methods

Arend Lijphart

in Electoral Systems and Party Systems: A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies, 1945-1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273479
eISBN:
9780191684050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273479.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to analyse the operation and the political consequences of electoral systems, especially the degree of proportionality of their ... More


National-Level Planning in Democratic Countries: A Comparative Perspective

Rachelle Alterman

in National-Level Planning in Democratic Countries: An International Comparison of City and Regional Policy-Making

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238454
eISBN:
9781846313639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238454.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter defines national-level planning and explains the reasons why it should be studied. It then presents some background geographic and demographic data on the sample countries, and ranks the ... More


Towards a democratic division of labour in Europe?: The Combination Model as a new integrated approach to professional and family life

Walter Van Dongen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422941
eISBN:
9781447304029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422941.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In past few decades, most democratic European countries sought to achieve a more equal division of labour between men and women, both within families and organisations. At the same time, they wanted ... More


National-Level Planning in Democratic Countries: An International Comparison of City and Regional Policy-Making

Rachelle Alterman (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238454
eISBN:
9781846313639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313639
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

National-level spatial planning in democratic countries has been all but ignored by researchers in urban and regional planning since the reconstruction years following World War II. Being synonymous ... More


“They Make Their Ablutions with Bottled Water”: Elites and the Decline of Accountability

Noah Coburn and Anna Larson

in Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166201
eISBN:
9780231535748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166201.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter looks at the aftermath of the 2010 elections, in particular, and how the process has been manipulated at a national level by Hamid Karzai and other members of the ruling elite. Though ... More


Balancing Interests and Values: India’s Struggle with Democracy Promotion

C. Raja Mohan

in Global Powers in the 21st Century: Strategies and Relations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262622189
eISBN:
9780262288224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262622189.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on India’s concerted efforts to promote itself as a democratic country in national and international forums. The country, which emphasizes balancing interests with values while ... More


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