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Choosing Governments or Identifying Preferences? The Role of Elections in Democracy

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

in Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter lays out the general questions as described in the overview. Is it really satisfactory to have ‘democracy with qualifiers’ (majoritarian, consensus, and so on) each justified in their ... More


Organizing Democratic Choice: Party Representation Over Time

Ian Budge, Michael McDonald, Paul Pennings, and Hans Keman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654932
eISBN:
9780191741685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654932.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This venture into democratic theory offers a new and reinvigorating thesis on how democracy delivers on its promise of public control over public policy. In theory, popular control could be achieved ... More


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