Download e-book for kindle: A Centripetal Theory of Democratic Governance by John Gerring,Strom C. Thacker

By John Gerring,Strom C. Thacker

This publication outlines the significance of political associations in attaining reliable governance inside a democratic polity and units forth an issue to discover what types of associations do the task top. through concentrating on 'centripetal institutions', which maximize either illustration and authority via bringing political strength and actors towards the centre of a polity, the authors set forth a comparatively novel conception of democratic governance, appropriate to all political settings within which multi-party festival obtains. Basing their thought on national-level political associations, the authors argue that there are 3 forms of political associations which are primary in securing a centripetal kind of democratic governance: unitary (rather than federal) sovereignty, a parliamentary (rather than presidential) government, and a closed-list PR electoral process (rather than a single-member district or preferential-vote system).

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