Book by Anderson Christopher J Blais Andr Bowler Shaun Don
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Democratic elections are designed to create unequal outcomes: for some to win, others have to lose. This book examines the consequences of this inequality for the legitimacy of democratic political institutions and systems. Using survey data collected in democracies around the globe, the authors argue that losing generates ambivalent attitudes towards political authorities. Because the efficacy and ultimately the survival of democratic regimes can be seriously threatened if the losers do not consent to their loss, the central themes of this book focus on losing: how losers respond to their loss and how institutions shape losing. While there tends to be a gap in support for the political system between winners and losers, it is not ubiquitous. The book paints a picture of losers' consent that portrays losers as political actors whose experience and whose incentives to accept defeat are shaped both by who they are as individuals as well as the political environment in which loss is given meaning. Given that the winner-loser gap in legitimacy is a persistent feature of democratic politics, the findings presented in this book contain crucial implications for our understanding of the functioning and stability of democracies. Comparative Politics is a series for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary government and politics. The General Editors are Professor Alfio Mastropaolo, University of Turin and Kenneth Newton, University of Southampton and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin . The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research.Biographie de l'auteur :
Christopher J. Anderson is Professor of Government at Cornell University. André Blais is Professor of Political Science at the Unversity of Montreal. Shaun Bowler is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. Todd Donovan is Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University. Ola Listhaug is Professor of Political Science at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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Description du livre Oxford University Press, 2007. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0199232008
Description du livre Oxford Univ Pr, 2007. Paperback. État : Brand New. 1st edition. 240 pages. 9.25x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk0199232008
Description du livre Oxford University Press, USA, 2007. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0199232008
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 2007. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface 1. Winning isn't Everything: Losers' Consent and Democratic Legitimacy Part 1: The Winner-Loser Gap 2. Political Legitimacy and the Winner-Loser Gap 3. The Winner-Loser Gap: Contours and Boundaries 4. The Dynamics of Losers' Consent: Persistance and Change in the Winner-Loser Gap Part 2: Understanding Differences in Losers' Consent 5. Individual Differences in Losers' Consent 6. Winning and Losing in Old and New Democracies 7. How Political Institutions Shape Losers' Consent 8. Comparing Losers' Assessments of Electoral Democracy 9. Losing and Support for Institutional Change 10. Conclusion: Graceful Losers and the Democratic Bargain Appendix References. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0199232008
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 2007. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110199232008
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