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The Resource Why bother with elections?, Adam Przeworski

Why bother with elections?, Adam Przeworski

Label
Why bother with elections?
Title
Why bother with elections?
Statement of responsibility
Adam Przeworski
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the collapse of traditional parties around the world and with many pundits predicting a "crisis of democracy", the value of elections as a method for selecting by whom and how we are governed is being questioned. What are the virtues and weaknesses of elections? Are there limitations to what they can realistically achieve? In this deeply informed book world-renowned democratic theorist Adam Przeworski offers a warts-and-all analysis of elections and the ways in which they affect our lives. Elections, he argues, are inherently imperfect but they remain the least bad way of choosing our rulers. According to Przeworski, the greatest value of elections, by itself sufficient to cherish them, is that they process whatever conflicts may arise in society in a way that maintains relative liberty and peace. Whether they succeed in doing so in today's turbulent political climate remains to be seen.--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Przeworski, Adam,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1001
LC item number
.P78 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elections
  • Politics, Practical
  • Political culture
  • Representative government and representation
  • Politics and Government
  • Elections
  • Political culture
  • Politics, Practical
  • Representative government and representation
  • Politics & government
  • Political science & theory
  • Elections & referenda
  • Politics and Government
Label
Why bother with elections?, Adam Przeworski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Part II.
  • What elections can and cannot achieve.
  • Introduction to Part II
  • Rationality
  • Representation, accountability, and control over governments
  • Economic performance
  • Economic and social equality
  • Civil peace
  • Conclusions
  • Introduction
  • Part I.
  • How elections work.
  • The idea of electing governments
  • Protecting property
  • Jockeying for partisan advantage
  • Conclusion:
  • What is inherent in elections?
Control code
995012251
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 141 pages
Isbn
9781509526604
Lccn
2017023458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 14708925
  • 40027998573
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)995012251
Label
Why bother with elections?, Adam Przeworski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Part II.
  • What elections can and cannot achieve.
  • Introduction to Part II
  • Rationality
  • Representation, accountability, and control over governments
  • Economic performance
  • Economic and social equality
  • Civil peace
  • Conclusions
  • Introduction
  • Part I.
  • How elections work.
  • The idea of electing governments
  • Protecting property
  • Jockeying for partisan advantage
  • Conclusion:
  • What is inherent in elections?
Control code
995012251
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 141 pages
Isbn
9781509526604
Lccn
2017023458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 14708925
  • 40027998573
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)995012251

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