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Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice: Engineering Electoral Dominance

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Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice: Engineering Electoral Dominance - Ahmed, Amel
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Amel Ahmed brings new historical evidence and a novel theoretical framework to bear on the study of democratization. Looking at the politics of electoral system choice at the time of suffrage expansion among early democratizers, she shows that the electoral systems used in advanced democracies today were initially devised as exclusionary safeguards to protect pre-democratic elites from the impact of democratization and, particularly, the existential threat posed by working-class mobilization. The ubiquitous use and enduring ...

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Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice: Engineering Electoral Dominance 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107484139

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Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice: Engineering Electoral Dominance 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107031616

Hardcover