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Shugart, Matthew Soberg 1960-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 236 publications in 3 languages and 6,103 library holdings
Genres: Executive orders  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Matthew Soberg Shugart
Mixed-member electoral systems : the best of both worlds? by Matthew Soberg Shugart( )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the view of many electoral reformers, mixed-member systems offer the best of the traditional British single-seat system and PR systems. This book evaluates why the systems have appealed to many countries, and how well expectations have been met
Presidents, parties, and prime ministers : how the separation of powers affects party organization and behavior by David Samuels( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a framework for analyzing the impact of the separation of powers on party politics. Conventional political science wisdom assumes that democracy is impossible without political parties, because parties fulfil all the key functions of democratic governance. They nominate candidates, coordinate campaigns, aggregate interests, formulate and implement policy, and manage government power. When scholars first asserted the essential connection between parties and democracy, most of the world's democracies were parliamentary. Yet
Presidentialism and democracy in Latin America( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the current debate regarding the liabilities and merits of presidential government, this work asks: does presidentialism make it less likely that democratic governments will be able to manage political conflict, as many prominent scholars have argued? With the unprecedented wave of transitions to democracy since the 1970s, this question has been hotly contested in political and intellectual circles all over the globe. The contributors to this volume examine variations among different presidential systems and sceptically view claims that presidentialism has added significantly to the problems of democratic governance and stability. The contributors argue that presidential systems vary in important ways, mostly according to the constitutional powers accorded to the president to affect legislation and the degree to which presidents parties control legislative majorities
Presidents and assemblies : constitutional design and electoral dynamics by Matthew Soberg Shugart( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years renewed attention has been directed to the importance of the role of institutional design in democratic politics. Particular interest has concerned constitutional design and the relative merits of parliamentary versus presidential systems. In this book, the authors systematically assess the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of presidential systems, drawing on recent developments in the theoretical literature about institutional design and electoral rules. They develop a typology of democratic regimes structured around the separation of powers principle, including two hybrid forms, the premier-presidential and president-parliamentary systems, and they evaluate a number of alternative ways of balancing powers between the branches within these basic frameworks. They also demonstrate that electoral rules are critically important in determining how political authority is exercised
Seats and votes : the effects and determinants of electoral systems by Rein Taagepera( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A different democracy : American government in a Thirty-One-Country perspective by Steven L Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four distinguished scholars in political science analyze American democracy from a comparative point of view, exploring how the U.S. political system differs from that of thirty other democracies and what those differences ultimately mean for democratic performance. This essential text approaches the following institutions from a political engineering point of view: constitutions, electoral systems, and political parties, as well as legislative, executive, and judicial power. The text looks at democracies from around the world over a two-decade time frame. The result is not only a fresh view of the much-discussed theme of American exceptionalism but also an innovative approach to comparative politics that treats the United States as but one case among many. An ideal textbook for both American and comparative politics courses"--
Executive decree authority( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When presidents or prime ministers make law by decree, are we witnessing the usurpation of legislative authority? The increased frequency of policy-making by decree, in older democracies as well as in the newer regimes of Latin America and the post-communist world, has generated concern that legislatures are being marginalized and thus that democratic institutions are not functioning. Professors Carey and Shugart suggest which elements of constitutional design should (and should not) foster reliance on decree authority. Individual chapters then bring the experiences of Argentina, Brazil, France, Italy, Peru, Russia, the United States, and Venezuela to bear on the theory. The book combines broadly comparative analysis with intensive case studies to provide a more thorough understanding of the scope of executive authority across countries
Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems by Matthew Soberg Shugart( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Take the number of seats in a representative assembly and the number of seats in districts through which this assembly is elected. From just these two numbers, the authors ... show that it is possible to deduce the number of parties in the assembly and in the electorate, as well as the size of the largest party. Inside parties, the vote distributions of individual candidates likewise follow predictable patterns. Four laws of party seats and votes are constructed by logic and tested, using scientific approaches rare in social sciences. Both complex and simple electoral systems are covered, and the book offers a set of 'best practices' for electoral system design. The ability to predict so much from so little, and to apply to countries worldwide, is an advance in the systematic analysis of a core institutional feature found in any democracy, and points the way towards making social sciences more predictive."--
The Oxford handbook of electoral systems( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No subject is more central to the study of politics than elections. All across the globe, elections are a focal point for citizens, the media, and politicians long before--and sometimes long after--they occur. Electoral systems, the rules about how voters' preferences are translated into election results, profoundly shape the results not only of individual elections but also of many other important political outcomes, including party systems, candidate selection, and policy choices. Electoral systems have been a hot topic in established democracies from the UK and Italy to New Zealand and Japan. Even in the United States, events like the 2016 presidential election and court decisions such as Citizens United have sparked advocates to promote change in the Electoral College, redistricting, and campaign-finance rules. Elections and electoral systems have also intensified as a field of academic study, with groundbreaking work over the past decade sharpening our understanding of how electoral systems fundamentally shape the connections among citizens, government, and policy. This volume provides an in-depth exploration of the origins and effects of electoral systems."--
Electoral systems( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together leading electoral systems experts from either side of the Atlantic, namely David Farrell and Matthew Shugart. The last 25 years have seen this initially underdeveloped discipline in political science grow exponentially in level and range of output
Juan Linz, presidentialism, and democracy : a critical appraisal by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidencialismo y democracia en América Latina( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of electoral systems( )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online
Presidenti e assemblee : disegno costituzionale e dinamiche elettorali by Matthew Soberg Shugart( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of electoral systems( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Terminology and Basic Rules of Electoral Systems -- Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Matthew S. Shugart -- Part I. Foundations of Electoral Systems -- 2. Dimensions of Variation in Electoral Systems -- Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell -- 3. Electoral System Effects on Party Systems -- Matthew S. Shugart and Rein Taagepera -- 4. Party System Effects on Electoral Systems -- Josep M. Colomer -- 5. Electoral System Design in New Democracies -- John M. Carey -- 6. Electoral System Change -- Alan Renwick -- Part II. Issues and Representation -- 7. Social Diversity, Electoral Systems, and the Party System -- Robert Moser, Ethan Scheiner, and Heather Stoll -- 8. Electoral Systems and Ethnic Minority Representation -- David Lublin and Shaun Bowler -- 9. Electoral Systems and Women's Representation -- Mona Lena Krook -- 10. Electoral Systems and Voter Turnout -- Daniel M. Smith -- 11. Electoral Systems and Citizen-Elite Ideological Congruence -- Matthew Golder and Benjamin Ferland -- 12. Electoral Systems and Issue Polarization -- James F. Adams and Nathan J. Rexford -- Part III. Electoral Systems and the Wider Political System -- 13. Portfolio-maximizing Strategic Voting in Parliamentary Elections -- Gary W. Cox -- 14. Presidential and Legislative Elections -- Mark P. Jones -- 15. Electoral Systems and Legislative Organization -- Shane Martin -- 16. Electoral Systems and Roles in the Legislative Arena -- Audrey André and Sam Depauw -- 17. Electoral Systems and Constituency Service -- Brian F. Crisp and William M. Simoneau -- 18. Direct Democracy and Referendums -- Matt Qvortrup -- 19. Electoral Systems in Authoritarian States -- Jennifer Gandhi and Abigail L. Heller -- Part IV. Electoral Systems and Research Design -- 20. Election Data and Levels of Analysis -- Ken Kollman -- 21. Experimental Research Design in the Study of Electoral Systems -- Joshua Tucker and Dominik Duell -- 22. Reconciling Approaches in the Study of Mixed-Member Electoral Systems -- Erik S. Herron, Kuniaki Nemoto, and Misa Nishikawa -- Part V. Holding Elections -- 23. Election Administration -- Thad E. Hall -- 24. Electoral Systems and Electoral Integrity -- Pippa Norris -- 25. Electoral Systems and Redistricting -- Lisa Handley -- 26. Electoral Systems and Campaign Finance -- Joel W. Johnson -- Part VI. Electoral Systems in Context -- 27. Electoral Systems in Context: The Netherlands -- Kristof Jacobs -- 28. Electoral Systems in Context: Israel -- Reuven Y. Hazan, Reut Itzkovitch-Malka, and Gideon Rahat -- 29. Electoral Systems in Context: Finland -- Åsa von Schoultz -- 30. Electoral Systems in Context: United Kingdom -- Thomas Carl Lundberg -- 31. Electoral Systems in Context: Ireland -- Michael Marsh -- 32. Electoral Systems in Context: France -- Verónica Hoyo -- 33. Electoral Systems in Context: India -- Adam Ziegfeld -- 34. Electoral Systems in Context: United States -- Steven L. Taylor -- 35. Electoral Systems in Context: Canada -- Louis Massicotte -- 36. Electoral Systems in Context: Australia -- Ian McAllister and Toni Makkai -- 37. Electoral Systems in Context: Germany -- Thomas Zittel -- Part VII. Electoral Systems in the Context of Reform -- 38. Electoral Systems in Context: New Zealand -- Jack Vowles -- 39. Electoral Systems in Context: Japan -- Kuniaki Nemoto -- 40. Electoral Systems in Context: Italy -- Gianluca Passarelli -- 41. Electoral Systems in Context: Colombia -- Steven L. Taylor and Matthew S. Shugart -- Part VIII. Electoral Systems in the Context of New Democracies -- 42. Electoral Systems in Context: Ukraine -- Erik S. Herron -- 43. Electoral Systems in Context: Indonesia -- Nathan Allen -- 44. Electoral Systems in Context: South Africa -- Karen E. Ferree
The Oxford handbook of electoral systems( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No subject is more central to the study of politics than elections. All across the globe, elections are a focal point for citizens, the media, and politicians long before--and sometimes long after--they occur. Electoral systems, the rules about how voters' preferences are translated into election results, profoundly shape the results not only of individual elections but also of many other important political outcomes, including party systems, candidate selection, and policy choices. Electoral systems have been a hot topic in established democracies from the UK and Italy to New Zealand and Japan. Even in the United States, events like the 2016 presidential election and court decisions such as Citizens United have sparked advocates to promote change in the Electoral College, redistricting, and campaign-finance rules. Elections and electoral systems have also intensified as a field of academic study, with groundbreaking work over the past decade sharpening our understanding of how electoral systems fundamentally shape the connections among citizens, government, and policy. This volume provides an in-depth exploration of the origins and effects of electoral systems."--
Party strategic errors in electoral systems without vote transfers by Matthew Soberg Shugart( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential decree authority : toward a theoretical understanding by Matthew Soberg Shugart( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of electoral systems( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No subject is more central to the study of politics than elections. All across the globe, elections are a focal point for citizens, the media, and politicians long before-and sometimes long after—they occur. Electoral systems, the rules about how voters’ preferences are translated into election results, profoundly shape not only the results of individual elections but also many other important political outcomes including party systems, candidate selection, and policy choices. Electoral systems have been a hot topic in established democracies from the United Kingdom and Italy to New Zealand and Japan. Even in the United States, events like the 2016 presidential election and court decisions such as Citizens United have sparked advocates to promote change in the Electoral College, redistricting, and campaign finance rules. Elections and electoral systems have also intensified as a field of academic study, with groundbreaking work over the past decade sharpening our understanding of how electoral systems fundamentally shape the connections among citizens, government, and policy. This volume provides an in-depth exploration of the origins and effects of electoral systems
Electoral system reform in advanced democracies by Matthew Soberg Shugart( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Presidentialism and democracy in Latin America
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Presidents, parties, and prime ministers : how the separation of powers affects party organization and behaviorPresidentialism and democracy in Latin AmericaPresidents and assemblies : constitutional design and electoral dynamicsSeats and votes : the effects and determinants of electoral systemsExecutive decree authorityPresidencialismo y democracia en América Latina
Alternative Names
Matthew Søberg Shugart American political scientist

Matthew Søberg Shugart Amerikaans politicoloog

Matthew Søberg Shugart politólogo estadounidense

Matthew Søberg Shugart politólogu estauxunidense

Shugart, Matthew

Shugart, Matthew S.

Shugart, Matthew S. 1960-

Shugart, Matthew Søberg.

Soberg Shugart Matthew

Søberg Shugart, Matthew 1960-

Languages
English (171)

Spanish (5)

Italian (3)