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This item has been added to your basket View basket Checkout. American democracy differs greatly from other democracies around the world. But is the American way more or less efficacious than comparable democracies in Asia, Latin America, or Europe?
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What if the United States had a prime minister instead of or in addition to a president, or if it had three or more parties in Congress instead of two? Would there be more partisan animosity and legislative gridlock or less? These are the kinds of questions that thinking about U. This valuable contribution to political studies takes a unique approach to a much-studied subject, looking at the U. Four distinguished scholars in the field examine the Constitution, the two-party system, the division of power between state and federal governments, and other major features of the American political system in terms of how they differ from other democracies, and they explore what those differences ultimately mean for democratic performance.
By merging two important fields of study, American government and comparative political systems, this essential text offers a new and refreshingly insightful view of American exceptionalism. This book is surely unique in the depth of its comparative description of the United States and the systematic nature of the comparative analysis. Bingham Powell Jr. The book will be the premier introduction to this subject for undergraduate and graduate students for years to come.
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About Steven L. Taylor Steven L. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies.
He earned his Ph. He has been blogging since originally at the now defunct Poliblog. Follow Steven on Twitter. Comments Ron Beasley says:. Saturday, October 4, at Thanks for the notice. I just purchased the Kindle version and look forward to reading it. Taylor says:.
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