Imperfect Democracies: The Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States (Hardcover)

Imperfect Democracies: The Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States By Patti Tamara Lenard (Editor) Cover Image

Imperfect Democracies: The Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States (Hardcover)

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Canada and the United States are consistently ranked among the most democratic countries in the world, yet voices expressing concern about the quality of these democracies are becoming louder and more insistent. Critics maintain that the two countries suffer from a “democratic deficit,” a deficit that raises profound questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of their democratic institutions. Imperfect Democracies brings together Canadian and American scholars to compare how the democratic deficit plays out in the two nations. An important contribution to the field of democratic theory and the study of democratic institutions, this timely book will spark debate on both sides of the border.

Patti Tamara Lenard is an assistant professor ofapplied ethics at the Graduate School of Public and InternationalAffairs at the University of Ottawa. RichardSimeon is a professor emeritus in the Political ScienceDepartment at the University of Toronto.Contributors: Robert C. Boatright, Simone Chambers, John C. Courtney, David C. Docherty, Amy Lang, Ethan J. Leib, MichaelMcDonald, David Munro, Neil Nevitte, Pippa Norris, David Ponet, DanielTichenor, Mark Warren, Graham White, Stephen White, and Lisa Young
Product Details ISBN: 9780774823760
ISBN-10: 0774823763
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: October 5th, 2012
Pages: 360
Language: English