Electoral Systems and Democracy
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Electoral Systems and Democracy by Larry Diamond
Book DescriptionThe newest volume in the acclaimed Journal of Democracy series addresses electoral systems and democracy. As the number of democracies has increased around the world, a heated debate has emerged among experts about which system best promotes the consolidation of democracy. Is proportional representation, a majoritarian system, a mixture of the two, or some other system the best for new democracies? This book compares the experiences of diverse countries, from Latin America to southern Africa, from Uruguay, Japan, and Taiwan to Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Contributors: Joel D. Barkan, Jeffrey Cason, Adeed Dawisha, Larry Diamond, Andrew Ellis, Ken Gladdish, Donald Horowitz, Guy Lardeyret, Arend Lijphart, Jih-wen Lin, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Marc F. Plattner, Quentin L. Quade, Benjamin Reilly, Andrew Reynolds, David Samuels, Richard Snyder, Richard Soudriette, R. Kent Weaver
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801884757
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Larry Diamond
Democracy in Decline?, Paperback (July 2016)
This short collection of essays is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the latest thinking on one of the most critical questions of our era.
Authoritarianism Goes Global, Paperback (April 2016)
Contributors: Anne Applebaum, Anne-Marie Brady, Alexander Cooley, Javier Corrales, Ron Deibert, Larry Diamond, Patrick Merloe, Abbas Milani, Andrew Nathan, Marc F. Plattner, Peter Pomerantsev, Douglas Rutzen, Lilia Shevtsova, Alex Vatanka, Christopher Walker, and Frederic Wehrey
In Search of Democracy, Hardback (April 2014)
Takes stock of democratic progress in the world, reflects upon the causes of democratic difficulty in the world, and addresses some of the critical conditions for democratic success. This book analyzes democratic dilemmas and prospects in particular regions and countries.
Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeria, Hardback (February 2013)» View all books by Larry Diamond
Richard Joseph's seminal 1987 book Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria represented a watershed moment in the understanding of the political dynamics of Nigeria. This groundbreaking collection brings together scholars from across disciplines to assess the significance of Joseph's work and the current state of Nigerian politics.
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Author Biography - Larry Diamond
Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute of War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Marc F. Plattner is vice president for research and studies at the National Endowment for Democracy. They serve as codirectors of the International Forum for Democratic Studies and coeditors of the Journal of Democracy, as well as of other collections of essays available from Johns Hopkins, including The Global Divergence of Democracies, Islam and Democracy in the Middle East, and Democracy after Communism.
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