1st Edition

Electoral Systems and Governance
How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making





ISBN 9781138683518
Published April 21, 2016 by Routledge
166 Pages

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Book Description

Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making.

This book focuses on the relationship between electoral institutions and policy outcomes in order to effectively explore the impact of diversity and dissent on the political arena. In doing so, it provides an empirical assessment of three key areas:

  • the diversity of political information.
  • policy innovation.
  • pandering.

Drawing on economics, psychology, organization theory, and computer science, this innovative volume makes an important contribution to scholarship on the impact of electoral systems and the democratic nature of governments.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of governance, electoral systems, representation, comparative politics, public policy, democratic government and political theory.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Theory: Electoral Institutions and Governance  3. Electoral Systems and the Diversity of Political Information  4. Electoral Systems and Policy Innovation  5. Electoral Systems and Pandering  6. Conclusion

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Biography

Salomon Orellana is Lecturer at the University of Michigan, USA.