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Democracy Transformed?: Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Bruce E. Cain, Russell J. Dalton, and Susan E. Scarrow


This book examines how established democracies have responded to citizen demands for greater access, transparency, and accountability. In a series of coordinated chapters, a team of international collaborators assesses the extent of institutional reform in contemporary democracies, and evaluates how the core actors of representative democracy are responding to the new structures. Different sections examine change in electoral institutions and practices, and in citizen input and influence through non-electoral institutions such as courts, bureaucracies, and Freedom of Information laws. Concludi ... More

Keywords: access, transparency, accountability, representative democracy, electoral institutions, courts, bureaucracies, Freedom of Information laws

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199264995
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199264996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce E. Cain, editor
Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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Russell J. Dalton, editor
Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
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Susan E. Scarrow, editor
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston
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