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eBook Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation (Comparative Politics) ePub

by Lawrence Ezrow

  • ISBN: 0199572526
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Lawrence Ezrow
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 29, 2010)
  • Pages: 216
  • ePub book: 1711 kb
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On the other hand, electoral institutions condition the practice of political representation by affecting the balance between mainstream and niche parties (Ezrow, 2010). The proportionality of the electoral rules determines the number of parties that wins representation (see Lijphart, 1994; Taagepera & Shugart, 1989). Institutional Constraints and Conceptions of Political Representation. Institutions constrain the role orientations of representatives, . in whose interest they claim to act. Electoral institutions shape the incentives that representations have to nurture a personal reputation by looking after the economic and social interests of the local area.

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Oxford University Press, 2010. The variance matters: How party systems represent the preferences of voters. The Journal of Politics 69 (1), 182-192, 2007. A pooled analysis of Western European elections, 1984–1998.

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Linking Citizens and Parties addresses familiar questions about political representation: Are parties responsive to their core supporters or to the public in general? Do parties that adopt centrist policy positions benefit in elections? Does proportional representation encourage party extremism? These fundamental questions about democracy are paired with the empirical observation of Western European democracies during the last thirty years. The study highlights the pathways (mainstream and niche) through which citizens' political preferences are expressed by their political parties. It concludes with a positive evaluation of these democracies as their citizens have access to at least one, and possibly both niche and mainstream pathways.