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Democratic Representation in Multi-level Systems: The Vices and Virtues of Regionalisation
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Thomas Daubler (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Germany) Jochen Muller (University of Greifswald, Germany)
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Democratic Representation in Multi-level Systems: The Vices and Virtues of Regionalisation

Thomas Daubler (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Germany) Jochen Muller (University of Greifswald, Germany) Christian Stecker (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Germany)


9780367195755

Routledge


Comparative politics;
Regional government


Hardback

310 pages

$242.00
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This comprehensive volume studies the vices and virtues of regionalisation in comparative perspective, including countries such as Belgium, Germany, Spain, and the UK, and discusses conditions that might facilitate or hamper responsiveness in regional democracies. It follows the entire chain of democratic responsiveness, starting from the translation of citizen preferences into voting behaviour, up to patterns of decision-making and policy implementation.

Many European democracies have experienced considerable decentralisation over the past few decades. This book explores the key virtues which may accompany this trend, such as regional-level political authorities performing better in understanding and implementing citizens' preferences. It also examines how, on the other hand, decentralisation can come at a price, especially since the resulting multi-level structures may create several new obstacles to democratic representation, including information, responsibility and accountability problems.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal West European Politics.

Edited by:   Thomas Daubler (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research Germany), Jochen Muller (University of Greifswald, Germany), Christian Stecker (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Germany)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm, 
Weight:   753g
ISBN:   9780367195755
ISBN 10:   0367195755
Pages:   310
Publication Date:   May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Thomas Daubler is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Germany. He studies electoral systems, party competition and legislative politics. His work has been published in journals including the European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Politics, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. Jochen Muller is Assistant Professor in Political Sociology at the University of Greifswald, Germany. His research interests include legislative behaviour, government formation and party competition. His work has been published in journals including Electoral Studies, European Union Politics, Political Analysis, and Regional Studies. Christian Stecker is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Germany. His research focuses on party competition and legislative politics. His work has been published in journals including the European Journal of Political Research, Political Analysis, West European Politics, and Party Politics.

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