By Adam Przeworski,Susan C. Stokes,Bernard Manin

This ebook examines even if the mechanisms of responsibility attribute of democratic platforms are adequate to urge the representatives to behave within the top curiosity of the represented. the 1st a part of the amount specializes in the function of elections, distinguishing alternative ways during which they could reason illustration. the second one half is dedicated to the function of assessments and balances, among the govt. and the parliament in addition to among the govt and the paperwork. The individuals of this quantity, all prime students within the fields of yank and comparative politics and political thought, deal with questions corresponding to, no matter if elections set off governments to behave within the curiosity of electorate. Are politicians in democracies in charge to citizens in destiny elections? if this is the case, does responsibility result in politicians to symbolize electorate? Does responsibility restrict or increase the scope of motion of governments? Are governments that violate crusade mandates consultant? total, the essays mix theoretical discussions, game-theoretic types, case experiences, and statistical analyses, inside a shared analytical technique and a standardized terminology. The empirical fabric is drawn from the good confirmed democracies in addition to from new democracies.

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