New PDF release: A Centripetal Theory of Democratic Governance

By John Gerring,Strom C. Thacker

This e-book outlines the significance of political associations in attaining stable governance inside of a democratic polity and units forth an issue to discover what types of associations do the task most sensible. through targeting 'centripetal institutions', which maximize either illustration and authority through bringing political power and actors towards the centre of a polity, the authors set forth a comparatively novel thought of democratic governance, acceptable to all political settings during which multi-party festival obtains. Basing their idea on national-level political associations, the authors argue that there are 3 forms of political associations which are basic in securing a centripetal sort of democratic governance: unitary (rather than federal) sovereignty, a parliamentary (rather than presidential) govt, and a closed-list PR electoral procedure (rather than a single-member district or preferential-vote system).

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