Imperfect Democracies: The Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States

Imperfect Democracies: The Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States

By: Richard Simeon (editor), Patti Tamara Lenard (editor)Hardback

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This book will be of interests to students, scholars, and practitioners of comparative politics, Canada--US politics, and democratic institutions, and democratic theory.

About Author

Patti Tamara Lenard is an assistant professor of applied ethics at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. Richard Simeon is a professor emeritus in the Political Science Department at the University of Toronto. Contributors: Robert C. Boatright, Simone Chambers, John C. Courtney, David C. Docherty, Amy Lang, Ethan J. Leib, Michael McDonald, David Munro, Neil Nevitte, Pippa Norris, David Ponet, Daniel Tichenor, Mark Warren, Graham White, Stephen White, and Lisa Young


Introduction / Patti Tamara Lenard and Richard Simeon 1 The Democratic Deficit: Canada and the United States in Comparative Perspective / Pippa Norris 2 Citizen Expectations and Democratic Performance: The Sources and Consequences of Democratic Deficits from the Bottom Up / Neil Nevitte and Stephen White 3 Defining and Identifying a "Democratic Deficit" / David Beetham 4 Democracy in American Elections / Michael McDonald 5 "Can Canada's Past Electoral Reforms Help to Understand the Debate over Its Method of Election?" / John C. Courtney 6 Regulating Political Finance in Canada: Contributions to Democracy? / Lisa Young 7 Campaign Finance Reform in the United States / Robert C. Boatright 8 Imperfect Legislatures / David C. Docherty 9 Democracy's Wartime Deficits: Presidential Prerogatives and Liberal Democracy in America / Daniel J. Tichenor 10 The "Centre" of the Democratic Deficit: Power and Influence in Canadian Political Executives / Graham White 11 Extending the Franchise to Non-Citizen Residents in Canada and the United States: How Bad is the Democratic Deficit? / Patti Tamara Lenard and Daniel Munro 12 Citizen Representation and the American Jury / Ethan J. Leib and David L. Ponet 13 Supplementary Democracy? Democratic Deficits and Citizens' Assemblies / Amy Lang and Mark E. Warren 14 Reflections on the "Democratic Deficit" in Canada and the United States / Simone Chambers and Patti Tamara Lenard Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774823760
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780774823760
  • weight: 660
  • ISBN10: 0774823763

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