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by Bruce Buchanan
Bruce Buchanan explores the presidential elections of the last half-century to answer pressing questions created by this situation: What has become of the policy relationship potential created by presidential elections? To what degree do candidates and presidents take voter policy.
Bruce Buchanan is Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. He is also the author of Presidential Campaign Quality (2004).
New York: Routledge, 2004. In the last few decades American democracy has undergone a severe decline in the viability of one of its core elements: political participation. As a result, voter turnout has been steadily decreasing since the 1960 presidential election. However, new information technologies like electronic mail have the potential to reinvigorate the electorate by creating a medium in which the political.
2008 US Presidential Elections: The Iraq War, Party Platforms and Social Polarization.
University of Texas at Austin. 2008 US Presidential Elections: The Iraq War, Party Platforms and Social Polarization. Shugart and Carey posit that presidential democracies in which legislators have a parochial focus of representation are electorally inefficient because voters are not offered highly identifiable choices on national policies. Such systems are driven by an inefficient secret, which is essentially a nonpartisan representation of the policy process.
As The Policy Partnership shows, this relationship has been crumbling for some time. Presidents frequently break campaign promises and make unpopular decisions, while the public rarely bands together to demand attention to policy concerns. Many people simply do not vote; political elites take advantage of this indifference to advance their own agendas OZON. ru 498. Похожие книги
Bruce Buchanan is Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. Imagine that George W. Bush had run for reelection on a detailed program of Social Security reform that he could point to after his inauguration as a plan that had been considered and endorsed by the American people. Similarly, imagine that John Kerry had opposed President Bush with a detailed plan of his own for making Social Security solvent, which, had he been elected, would have for the same set of reasons facilitated broad bipartisan support and congressional action. Export citation Request permission. Recommend this journal.
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Presidential Elections and American Democracy.
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