New Patterns of Democracy in the Countries of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

Bernauer, Julian; Giger, Nathalie; Vatter, Adrian (2014). New Patterns of Democracy in the Countries of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. In: Thomassen, Jacques (ed.) Elections and Democracy. Representation and Accountability. Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (pp. 20-37). Oxford: Oxford University Press 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0002

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The chapter introduces a new database on political-institutional patterns of democracy used in the contributions to the book. It provides an update and extension of Lijphart’s (1999, 2012) measurement of consensus and majoritarian democracy for the countries of the second wave of the CSES during the period 1997–2006, using 11 partly improved indicators. The chapter explores patterns of democracy by the means of factor analysis, construct additive indices, and present the resulting country scores of consensus and majoritarian democracy graphically. Two variants are presented, one featuring Lijphart’s (1999) classic ‘executives–parties’ and ‘federal–unitary’ dimensions, and another incorporating direct democracy into the framework, yielding an additional ‘cabinets–direct democracy’ dimension

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Bernauer, Julian and Vatter, Adrian

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISBN:

978-0-19-871633-4

Series:

Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Laura Rosa Vogel

Date Deposited:

10 Nov 2014 09:40

Last Modified:

07 Apr 2019 01:54

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0002

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/59789

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