This volume of fifteen original essays examines the role of political institutions in establishing democratic stability around the globe. Leading scholars survey well-established democracies, such as the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and France; relatively established democracies, such as Germany, Italy, India, and Israel; and ne
Political Institutions And Democracy * Introduction Metin Heper. * Institutions, Democratic Stability, and Performance Bert A. Rockman. Well Established Democracies * Gridlock and the Crisis of Leadership in the U.S. Colin Campbell. * British Democracy and Its Discontents Graham Wilson. * What Kind of Democracy Do Canadians Want? Michael Atkinson. * Institutional Reform, Rationalization, and the Transformation of Australian Democracy Mark Considine. * Stability and Representation in France Valerie Rubsamen. Relatively Established Democracies * Institutionalizing Democracy in Germany: From Weimar to Bonn and Berlin Hans-Ulrich Derlien. * Freezing, Adaptation, and Change in Italian Democracy Leonardo Morlino. * Surviving the Odds in the Case of Indian Democracy R. B. Jain. * Transforming Israeli Democracy Under Stress Fred A. Lazin. Newly Established Democracies * Constitution Making and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey Ergun zbudun. * Division or Cohesion in the Polish Executive and the Democratic Order George J. Szablowski. * Managing Democratic Consolidation in Spain: From Consensus to Majority in Institutions Richard Gunther. Conclusion * Connecting Political Institutions to Democracy Ali Kazancigil.