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The Resource Reforming democracies : six facts about politics that demand a new agenda, Douglas A. Chalmers

Reforming democracies : six facts about politics that demand a new agenda, Douglas A. Chalmers

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Reforming democracies : six facts about politics that demand a new agenda
Title
Reforming democracies
Title remainder
six facts about politics that demand a new agenda
Statement of responsibility
Douglas A. Chalmers
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Language
eng
Summary
Even well-established democracies need reform, and any successful effort to reform democracies must look beyond conventional institutions -- elections, political parties, special interests, legislatures and their relations with chief executives -- to do so. Expanding a traditional vision of the institutions of representative democracy, Douglas A. Chalmers examines six aspects of political practice relating to the people being represented, the structure of those who make law and policy, and the links between those structures and the people. Chalmers concludes with a discussion of where successful reform needs to take place: we must pay attention to a democratic ordering of the constant reconfiguration of decision making patterns; we must recognize the crucial role of information in deliberation; and we must incorporate noncitizens and foreigners into the political system, even when they are not the principal beneficiaries
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Chalmers, Douglas A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
University seminars, Leonard Hastings Schoff memorial lectures
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  • Democracy
  • Representative government and representation
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Reforming democracies : six facts about politics that demand a new agenda, Douglas A. Chalmers
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-169) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Rethinking the institutions of representative democracy -- Which people are represented in a representative democracy? -- Fact: quasi-citizens in the community are represented -- Fact: quasi-citizens in other jurisdictions are represented -- Connecting people and decision makers -- Fact: organizations and their alliances change rapidly -- Fact: personal networks are important -- Law- and policy making -- Fact: deliberation is as important as bargaining -- Fact: decisions are made in multiple venues
Control code
794366479
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780231162944
Lccn
2012024444
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Reforming democracies : six facts about politics that demand a new agenda, Douglas A. Chalmers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-169) 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
Rethinking the institutions of representative democracy -- Which people are represented in a representative democracy? -- Fact: quasi-citizens in the community are represented -- Fact: quasi-citizens in other jurisdictions are represented -- Connecting people and decision makers -- Fact: organizations and their alliances change rapidly -- Fact: personal networks are important -- Law- and policy making -- Fact: deliberation is as important as bargaining -- Fact: decisions are made in multiple venues
Control code
794366479
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780231162944
Lccn
2012024444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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