Reynolds brings together the leading scholars to discuss the successes and failures of constitutional design. Arend Lijphart and Donald Horowitz debate their own contributions to the field. Emerging scholars then present important new evidence from Europe, the CIS, Latin America, and Africa. Chapters analyse the effect of presidential and parliamentary systems, issues of federalism and autonomy, and the varying impact of electoral systems. The book concludes with
case studies of Fiji, Ireland, Eritrea, Indonesia, Nigeria, and India. The Architecture of Democracy is the culmination of the study of constitutional engineering in the third wave of democracy and sets parameters for this crucial research as democracy diffuses across the world.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 532
Weight: 782 g
Dimensions: 233 x 157 x 28 mm
Andrew Reynolds has succeeded in doing what too many editors of post-convention edited volumes fail to do: composing an impressive book that is smart in structure and contains a series of very strong chapters. * Journal of Peace Research *
These essays provide a sample and overview of the current state of debate linking institutional design to democratic durability. * Democratization *