Losers' Consent (Hardcover)

Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

By Christopher J. Anderson (Editor), André Blais (Editor), Shaun Bowler

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780199276387, 234pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2007)

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Description

Based on data from new and established contemporary democracies across the globe, this leading team of experts examines how election losers and their supporters respond to their loss and how institutions shape losing. Losers' Consent shows how being able to accept losing is one of the central requirements of democracy, and provides a major new contribution to our understanding of political legitimacy, comparative political behaviour, and democratic stability.


About the Author

Christopher J. Anderson is Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University.

Andre Blais is Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal.

Shaun Bowler is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside.

Todd Donovan is Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University.

Ola Listhaug is Professor of Political Science and Chairman in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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