Comparing Democracies: Elections and Voting in Global Perspective

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Elections have undergone radical changes in recent decades. Television, opinion polls, and professional campaign consultants have become transforming factors. Electoral systems have been reformed in many countries including Italy, Israel and Japan. New parties are changing the face of competition in Germany, France and Belgium and the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe and Latin America have established new party systems with competitive elections.

Comparing Democracies integrates and synthesizes the most recent research in the field of elections. Internationally renowned scholars write on their area of specialty.

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Richard G. Niemi is Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester, where he has taught for forty-five years and has served as department chair, associate dean for graduate studies, and interim dean. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1967. Professor Niemi has been a Guggenheim fellow and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Lund (Sweden) and at the University of Iowa. In 2007–2009 he was president of the American Political Science Association’s Section on State Politics and Policy. He is a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous works on political socialization, civic education, voting behavior, and various aspects of state politics. He has an ongoing interest in the Native Americans of upstate New York and Wisconsin, from whom he can trace a portion of his ancestry.

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ISBN 10:  0803958366 ISBN 13:  9780803958364
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc, 1996
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