By Steven L. Taylor
4 distinctive students in political technology research American democracy from a comparative standpoint, exploring how the U.S. political approach differs from that of thirty different democracies and what these adjustments finally suggest for democratic functionality. This crucial textual content ways the subsequent associations from a political engineering perspective: constitutions, electoral platforms, and political events, in addition to legislative, govt, and judicial strength. The textual content appears at democracies from worldwide over a two-decade timeframe. the result's not just a clean view of the much-discussed topic of yankee exceptionalism but in addition an leading edge method of comparative politics that treats the U.S. as yet one case between many. a terrific textbook for either American and comparative politics courses.
Steven L. Taylor is professor and chair of political technology, Troy college. Matthew S. Shugart is professor of political technology, collage of California, Davis. Arend Lijphart is study professor emeritus of political technology, collage of California, San Diego. Bernard Grofman is professor of political technology, collage of California, Irvine.
Read Online or Download A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective PDF
Best democracy books
Democracy, loose idea and expression, non secular tolerance, person liberty, political self-determination of peoples, sexual and racial equality--these values have firmly entered the mainstream within the a long time in view that they have been enshrined within the 1948 U. N. assertion of Human Rights. but when those beliefs now not look radical this present day, their starting place was once very radical indeed--far extra so than so much historians were keen to acknowledge.
Politically lively participants and organisations make large investments of time, power, and funds to persuade every thing from election results to congressional subcommittee hearings to neighborhood university politics, whereas different teams and person voters look woefully underrepresented in our political procedure.
Schultz explores the consequences of democratic politics on coercive international relations. He argues that open political pageant among executive and competition events affects threats in overseas crises, how rival states interpret these threats, and even if crises could be settled wanting battle. in comparison to their nondemocratic opposite numbers, democracies make threats extra selectively, yet these they do make usually tend to be successful--that is, to realize a positive end result with no battle.
The 1st quantity on "Re-examining liberation in Namibia" (2003) targeting the political tradition for the reason that Independence. This moment number of essays, which completes the study, provides to the commonly well-known and praised attempt to severely verify the achievements and screw ups of the erstwhile German and South African colony less than a liberation stream in political energy.
- Reaganism and the Death of Representative Democracy
- Democracy In Islam
- Down with the Crown': British Anti-monarchism and Debates about Royalty since 1790
- The Tyranny of the Moderns
- Mathematical Theory of Democracy
- The Democratization of Albania: Democracy from Within
Additional info for A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective
A Greek revolution against Ottoman control fared better, for Greek nationalists appealed to European sympathy for a Christian nation struggling against Muslim dominance. With French, British, and Russian backing, Greece finally won its independence in 1829. Liberal agitation began to revive in Britain, France, and the Low Countries by the mid-1820s. Liberals wanted stronger parliaments and wider protection of individual rights. They also sought a vote for the propertied classes. They wanted commercial legislation that would favour business growth, which in Britain meant attacking Corn Law tariffs that protected landlord interests and kept 25 Advances in Democracy: From the French 7 Revolution to the Present-Day European Union 7 food prices (and so wages) artificially high.
The phrase denotes the belief that each nation in Europe had from its earliest formation developed a culture of its own, with features as unique as its language, even though its language and culture might have near relatives. Europe was thus seen as a bouquet of diverse flowers harmoniously bunched, rather than as a uniform upper-class civilization stretching from Paris to St. Petersburg, from London to Rome, and from Berlin to Lisbon—where societies acknowledging the same artistic ideals, speaking French, and taking their lead from the French court and culture could be found.
He typified the individual challenging the world and subduing it by his genius. A movement that numbered as many artists and geniuses as did Romanticism was bound to find in Napoleon the individual par excellence or, as might be said in modern jargon, a supremely autonomous personality. This perception explains why nearly all the great names of the first half of the 19th century are found on the roster of those who praised Napoleon—from Beethoven and Byron to William Hazlitt and Stendhal and Alessandro Manzoni.
A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective by Steven L. Taylor