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Author Crisp, Brian F.,
Title The chain of representation : preferences, institutions, and policy across presidential systems / Brian F. Crisp, Santiago Olivella, Guillermo Rosas.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.

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Author Crisp, Brian F.,
Subject Representative government and representation -- Latin America.
Political participation -- Latin America.
Public opinion -- Latin America.
Presidents -- Latin America.
Executive power -- Latin America.
Political planning -- Latin America.
Policy sciences -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Politics and government.
Alt Name Olivella, Santiago, 1983-
Rosas, Guillermo, 1971-
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Studying the chain of representation -- Our solutions to the challenges of studying the chain of representation -- Stage 1 : citizens' preferences -- Stage 2 : policy-makers' preferences -- Stage 3 : public policies chosen -- Placing preferences and policies on a common scale -- Linkage 1 : electoral systems -- Linkage 2 : PMPs -- From citizens to policy-makers -- From policy-makers to policies -- From citizens to policies -- A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Summary "How do formal institutions affect the extent to which democracies adopt policies that reflect the preferences of their citizens? Based on a chain of representation model in which electoral rules and policymaking powers link citizens, politicians, and policies, this book reveals the conditions under which citizen preferences and implemented policies diverge. Comparative quantitative analyses encompassing eighteen Latin American countries show that presidential democracies vary greatly in the degree to which they demonstrate responsiveness to their electorates. Often, individual presidents with strong legislative powers have prompted policy changes that are unrepresentative of voter preferences. Other times, their interactions with legislatures result in more representative policies. Grounded in clear theory and thorough empirics, this study shows how rules can introduce dissonance between voters and politicians, but also how they can potentially reduce it. This is an excellent resource for scholars and graduate students interested in comparative politics, institutional design, economic policy, and Latin American studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 07, 2020).
ISBN 9781108775564 electronic book
110877556X electronic book
9781108478014 hardcover
9781108745413 paperback
OCLC # 1133662522
Additional Format Print version: Crisp, Brian F.. The chain of representation Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020. 9781108478014 (DLC) 2019038247.

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