Making Votes Count: Strategic Coordination in the World's Electoral Systems - Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions (Paperback)Gary W. Cox (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
"...this is a great book, a must for all those interested in the study of elections. Cox powerfully demonstrates the fruitfulness of looking at the impact of electoral systems from the perspective of formal theory, provided this is combined with solid empirical analysis." Andre Blais, Canadian Journal of Political Science
"This book is a unique contribution to the fields of comparative politics and formal political theory. It offers a model integrating many diverse aspects of electoral competition that together bring into existence systems of national poltical parties. Gary Cox combines social choice theory, public choice theory, spatial theory, and the institutional approach to electoral studies to reach a new level of understanding of political competition in democracies. Gary Cox's new book is not only a theoretical study, but also a useful reference on comparative electoral institutions. ...the suthor also draws attention to such often overlooked institutions as rules of candidate nomination and party registration." Olga Shvetsova, Political Science Quarterly
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