The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Paperback | March 1, 2002

EditorAndrew Reynolds

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Reynolds brings together the leading scholars to discuss the successes and failures of constitutional design. Arend Lijphart and Donald Horowitz debate their own contributions to the field. Emerging scholars then present important new evidence from Europe, the CIS, Latin America, and Africa.Chapters analyse the effect of presidential and parliamentary systems, issues of federalism and autonomy, and the varying impact of electoral systems. The book concludes with case studies of Fiji, Ireland, Eritrea, Indonesia, Nigeria, and India. The Architecture of Democracy is the culmination ofthe study of constitutional engineering in the third wave of democracy and sets parameters for this crucial research as democracy diffuses across the world.

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Reynolds brings together the leading scholars to discuss the successes and failures of constitutional design. Arend Lijphart and Donald Horowitz debate their own contributions to the field. Emerging scholars then present important new evidence from Europe, the CIS, Latin America, and Africa.Chapters analyse the effect of presidential a...

Andrew Reynolds is an Assistant Professor, Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:530 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:March 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Institutional Design in Divided Societies: An OverviewKatharine Belmont, Scott Mainwaring, and Andrew Reynolds: Introduction Institutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy in Divided Societies1. Donald L. Horowitz: 1. Constitutional Design and the Problem of adoption: Proposals versus Processes2. Arend Lijphart: The Wave of Power Sharing Democracy3. Olga Shvetsova: Institutions and Coalition-Building in Post-Communist TransitionsPart II: Presidentialism, Federalism and Decentralization, and Electoral Systems.4. Timothy Frye: Presidents, Parliaments and Democracy: Insights from the Post-Communist World5. Jose Antonio Cheibub: Presidentialism and Democratic Performance6. Yash Ghai: Constitutional asymmetries: Communal Representation, Federalism, and Cultural Autonomy7. Steven L. Solnick: Federalism and State-Building: Post-Communist and Post-Colonial Perspectives8. Pippa Norris: Ballots not Bullets: Testing Consociational Theories of Ethnic Conflict, Electoral Systems and Democratization9. Rein Taagepera: Designing Electoral Rules and Waiting for an Electoral System to EvolvePart III: Country Studies10. Brij V. Lal: 10. Constitutional Engineering in Fiji11. Brendan O'Leary: The British-Irish Agreement of 1998: Results and Prospects12. Bereket Habte Selassie: The Eritrean Experience in Constitution Making: The Dialectic of Process and Substance13. R. William Liddle: Indonesia's Democratic Transition: Playing By the Rules14. Rotimi Subu and Larry Diamond: Institutional Design, Ethnic Conflict Management, and Democracy in Nigeria15. David Stuligross and Ashutosh Varshney: India

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"This volume addresses a critical issue: The potential relationship between political institutions and conflict management in divided societies. It contains several "must read" theoretical chapters, as well as helpful case studies."--apsanet.org