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Legislative Voting and Accountability

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Description for Legislative Voting and Accountability Paperback. Carey examines individualistic and collective representation in democracies and how it is shaped by legislative party unity. Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics. Num Pages: 216 pages, 14 tables. BIC Classification: 1K; JPB; JPQ. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 227 x 153 x 16. Weight in Grams: 308.
Legislatures are the core representative institutions in modern democracies. Citizens want legislatures to be decisive, and they want accountability, but they are frequently disillusioned with the representation legislators deliver. Political parties can provide decisiveness in legislatures, and they may provide collective accountability, but citizens and political reformers frequently demand another type of accountability from legislators – at the individual level. Can legislatures provide both kinds of accountability? This book considers what collective and individual accountability require and provides the most extensive cross-national analysis of legislative voting undertaken to date. It illustrates the balance between individualistic and collective representation in democracies, ... Read more

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Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
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About John M. Carey
John M. Carey is John Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College. He has also taught at the Universidad Católica de Chile, the University of Rochester, Washington University in St Louis, Harvard University, and at the Fundación Juan March in Madrid, Spain. His interests are comparative politics, elections, and Latin American politics. His research focuses on institutional design ... Read more

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'Legislative accountability is a core question in any democratic polity. Carey writes insightfully, analytically, and with technical virtuosity and pertinent evidence, about presidents, parliaments, parties, and politicians, and their complex relationships with voters. He illuminates topics of broad comparative concern and sets a new standard of excellence for the study of legislatures and legislators in Latin American countries.' Jorge I. ... Read more

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