Journals Higher Education



24 July 2007

272 Pages

9.5 x 6.25 inches

ISBN: 9780195333466

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Mechanisms of Democracy

Institutional Design Writ Small

Adrian Vermeule

  • Provides an interdisciplinary treatment of constitutional and institutional design that integrates legal theory, political theory, political science and economics
  • Covers a wide-range of topics including constitutional law and institutional design, Democratic theory and lawmaking, deliberation, transparency and voting systems
  • Drawing upon a range of social science tools from economics, political science, and other disciplines, Vermeule carefully describes the mechanisms of democracy and indicates the conditions under which they can succeed
  • Unlike most books which address this question by discussing institutional design writ large, this book moves beyond these debates by changing the focus to institutional design writ small

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