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Published: 07 April 2005

234 Pages

ISBN: 9780199276387

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Losers' Consent

Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

Edited by Christopher J. Anderson, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, and Ola Listhaug

Comparative Politics

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 behavior, and democratic stability.

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