Constitutional Democracy

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Oxford University Press, 1996 M03 28 - 400 páginas
This volume systematically examines how the basic constitutional structure of governments affects what they can accomplish. At a time when Americans are more and more disillusioned about government's fundamental ability to reach solutions for domestic problems, and when countries in the former Soviet block and around the world are rewriting their constitutions, the relationship between government and constitution is especially important. Political economist Dennis Mueller illuminates the links between the structure of democratic government and its outcomes by drawing comparisons between the American system and other systems around the world. Working from the "public choice" perspective in political science, the book analyzes electoral rules, voting rules, federalism, citizenship, and separation of powers, making it a valuable resource for anyone curious about the world's political environment.
 

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The Constitutional Perspective
41
Institutions to Reveal and Advance a Communitys Interests
75
Institutions to Constrain Government
175
Getting Started
297
Coming to an End
339

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Página ix - Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them, like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.

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Dennis C. Mueller is Professor of Economics at the University of Vienna.

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