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Institutions And Democratic Statecraft

1st Edition

By Metin Heper, Ali Kazancigil, Bert Rockman

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335 pages

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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 newly established democracies, such as Turkey, Poland, and Spain. The final chapter explores how political institutions may be connected to democracy for best performance of the political system.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Authors

Metin Heper is professor of political science and dean of the School of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He has edited or coedited several books including The State and Public Bureaucracies: A Comparative Perspective and is the author of The State Tradition in Turkey and Historical Dictionary of Turkey.Ali Kazancigil is director of the Division of Social Sciences, Research and Policy; executive secretary of the research program Management of Social Transformations (MOST); and editor in chief of the International Social Science Journal at UNESCO, Paris, France. His publications include Comparing Nations (coedited with Mattei Dogan). Bert A. Rockman is University Professor of Political Science and research professor in the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh where he also holds an appointment in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He has most recently published The Clinton Presidency: Early Appraisals, with Colin Campbell, and Agenda for Excellence 2: Administering the State, with B. Guy Peters. Metin Heper is professor of political science and dean of the School of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He has edited or coedited several books including The State and Public Bureaucracies: A Comparative Perspective and is the author of The State Tradition in Turkey and Historical Dictionary of Turkey.Ali Kazancigil is director of the Division of Social Sciences, Research and Policy; executive secretary of the research program Management of Social Transformations (MOST); and editor in chief of the International Social Science Journal at UNESCO, Paris, France. His publications include Comparing Nations (coedited with Mattei Dogan). Bert A. Rockman is University Professor of Political Science and research professor in the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh where he also

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General