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Author Chalmers, Douglas A.

Title Reforming democracies : six facts about politics that demand a new agenda / Douglas A. Chalmers.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2013.


Description ix, 177 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Leonard Hastings Schoff memorial lectures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-169) and index.
Contents Rethinking the institutions of representative democracy -- Which people are represented in a representative democracy? -- Fact: quasi-citizens in the community are represented -- Fact: quasi-citizens in other jurisdictions are represented -- Connecting people and decision makers -- Fact: organizations and their alliances change rapidly -- Fact: personal networks are important -- Law- and policy making -- Fact: deliberation is as important as bargaining -- Fact: decisions are made in multiple venues.
Subject Democracy.
Representative government and representation.
ISBN 9780231162944 (cloth : alk. paper)

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