Election, Leadership and Political Representation in Portugal: Essays on Parliament, Media, Voluntary Associations, Parties, Politics, and Voting

Election, Leadership and Political Representation in Portugal: Essays on Parliament, Media, Voluntary Associations, Parties, Politics, and Voting

By: Jose Manuel Leite Viegas (editor), Andre Freire (editor)Hardback

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This is a pioneering study offering stimulating new insights into the Portuguese electoral process. It examines the congruence between the preferences of the electorate and of the Portuguese parliamentarians in relation to a wide range of matters including public policy, ideology, European integration and institutional reform. The many studies presented in this book are pioneering in Portugal and, we hope will encourage the establishment of a new line of political representation studies. In order to examine the congruence between the preferences of the electorate and of the Portuguese parliamentarians in relation to a wide range of matters (preferences on matters of public policy, ideology, institution reform, European integration, participation in social pressure groups, democratic deliberation, etc.) in the project underlying this book we make use of two surveys conducted during 2008: of deputies in the Assembly of the Republic and of Portuguese voters. The survey of the electorate was based on a probabilistic multi-stage sample of Portuguese citizens aged 18 and over and resident in continental Portugal (N=1350). The fieldwork was conducted by TNS-Portugal under the scientific direction of the project team. The MP survey (N-143 out of 230) fieldwork was directly conducted by the research team.

Contents

Foreword by Hermann Schmitt; 1. Introduction: Andre Freire; PART I; 2. Decline, transformation and trust in parliaments: A Longitudinal and comparative perspective Conceicao Pequito Teixeira and Andre Freire; 3. Information and communication technologies, citizens, and parliament in Portugal: the continued e-democracy gap and lessons from the Obama experience:Carlos Cunha and Filipa Seiceira; 4. The participation of citizens and parliamentarians in vol untary associations: Jose Manuel Leite Viegas and Susana Santos; PART II; 5. Ideological representation in Portugal: Deputy-voter link ages in terms of left-right placement and substantive meaning:Andre Freire and Ana Belchior; 6. Political representation in Portugal: Congruence between deputies and voters in terms of policy preferences: Ana Belchior and Andre Freire; 7. Assessing voter and elected representative support for Europe: The case of Portugal: Catherine Moury and Luis de Sousa; 8. Institutional reform in Portugal: From the perspective of deputies and voters: Andre Freire and Manuel Meirinho; AND MORE.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773444973
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 476
  • ID: 9780773444973
  • ISBN10: 0773444971

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