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The Resource Duverger's law of plurality voting : the logic of party competition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States, Bernard Grofman, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, editors

Duverger's law of plurality voting : the logic of party competition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States, Bernard Grofman, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, editors

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Duverger's law of plurality voting : the logic of party competition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States
Title
Duverger's law of plurality voting
Title remainder
the logic of party competition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Grofman, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, editors
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Language
eng
Summary
"Maurice Duverger is arguably the most distinguished French political scientist of the last century, but his major impact has been largely in the English-speaking world. His book, Political Parties, first translated into English in 1954, has influenced both the party politics literature (which continues to make use of his typology of party organization) and the electoral systems literature. His chief contributions there deal with what have come to be called in his honor Duverger's Law and Duverger's Hypothesis. The first argues that countries with the plurality rule will tend to become two-party systems; the second argues that countries using proportional representation (PR) will tend to become multi-party systems. Duverger also identifies specific mechanisms that will produce these effects, conventionally referred to as "mechanical effects" and "psychological effects." However, while Duverger's Hypothesis concerning the link between PR and multipartism is now widely accepted, the empirical evidence that plurality voting results in two-party systems is remarkably weak--with the U.S. the most notable exception. The chapters in this volume consider national-level evidence about Duverger's law in the world's largest, longest-lived and most successful democracies of Britain, Canada, India and the United States. One set of chapters involves looking at the overall evidence for and against Duverger's Law in these countries; the other set deals with evidence about the mechanical and psychological effects predicted by Duverger. The result is an incisive analysis of electoral and party dynamics that will appeal to researchers, academics, students, policymakers, and policy watchers around the world."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
324.201
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF2051
LC item number
.D884 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grofman, Bernard
  • Blais, André
  • Bowler, Shaun
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Duverger, Maurice
  • Election law
  • Comparative government
  • Political parties
  • Voting
  • Canada
  • India
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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Duverger's law of plurality voting : the logic of party competition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States, Bernard Grofman, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, editors
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-158) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction.- Part I. Voting Strategically in Canada and Britain.- Neither Representative Nor Accountable.- Strategic Voting in the United States.- Seats to Votes Ratios in the United States.- Part II. Canada.- Party Inflation in India.- The Puzzle of Non-Duvergerian Equilibria in the United Kingdom.- Duverger's Law in the United States
Control code
415989154
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 165 pages
Isbn
9780387097190
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)415989154
Label
Duverger's law of plurality voting : the logic of party competition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States, Bernard Grofman, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction.- Part I. Voting Strategically in Canada and Britain.- Neither Representative Nor Accountable.- Strategic Voting in the United States.- Seats to Votes Ratios in the United States.- Part II. Canada.- Party Inflation in India.- The Puzzle of Non-Duvergerian Equilibria in the United Kingdom.- Duverger's Law in the United States
Control code
415989154
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 165 pages
Isbn
9780387097190
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)415989154

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