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The Nature of Electoral Choice

Richard S. Katz

in Democracy and Elections

Published in print December 1997 | ISBN: 9780195044294
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854752 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195044294.003.0012
The Nature of Electoral Choice

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This chapter examines the nature of electoral choice and the issues surrounding the conduct and regulation of elections. It analyses the nature of the choice afforded to the voters and evaluates who elections are to be held by and how elections for various offices are to be related temporally. It explores the role of electoral choice in the democratic process in participationist, liberal, and communitarian democracy.

Keywords: electoral choice; elections; voters; democratic process; participationist democracy; liberal democracy; communitarian democracy

Chapter.  10019 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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