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" And we define: the democratic method is that institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions in which individuals acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote. "
Genetic Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives - Page 94
edited by - 2007 - 148 pages
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The Concept of Representation

Hanna F. Pitkin - 1967 - 323 pages
...representatives are competitively trying to sell themselves to the buyers. Schumpeter defines democracy as "that institutional arrangement for arriving at political...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote." Op. cit., p. 269. Issues thus are not decided by the voters; the voters merely choose the "men...
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The Crisis of Democratic Theory: Scientific Naturalism & the Problem of Value

Edward A. Purcell, Jr. - 1973 - 331 pages
...and ability necessary to engage in politics. "The democratic method," declared Joseph A. Schumpeter, "is that institutional arrangement for arriving at...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote."52 Democracy was an institutionalized conflict between elites for political power, rather than...
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Modern Welfare States: Scandinavian Politics and Policy in the Global Age

Eric S. Einhorn, John Logue - 2003 - 403 pages
...of winning an election and forming a government, and by Joseph Schumpeter, who defines democracy as "that institutional arrangement for arriving at political...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote" between parties (1950, p. 269). For both Schumpeter and Anthony Downs (1957), making governmental...
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An Eternal Struggle: How the National Action Party Transformed Mexican Politics

Michael J. Ard - 2003 - 228 pages
...1990s, Samuel Huntington declared economist Joseph Schumpeter's procedural concept of democracy — "that institutional arrangement for arriving at political...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote" — the most widely accepted definition in the political science profession." Proponents of procedural...
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Can Democracy be Designed?: The Politics of Institutional Choice in Conflict ...

Sunil Bastian, Robin Luckham, Anne Marie Goetz - 2003 - 336 pages
...mere method that could be discussed rationally like a steam engine or a disinfectant' ... [being an] 'institutional arrangement for arriving at political...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote' (1965: 284, 269). In this view, political contestation is the very crux of democracy, being the...
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Democracy in Modern France

Nick Hewlett - 2005 - 221 pages
...democratic politics is about selecting a powerful political elite and that the 'democratic method' is the 'institutional arrangement for arriving at political...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote' (Schumpeter, 1943, p. 269). By the same token, Non-democratic Regimes (Brooker, 1999), for example,...
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Half-hearted Reform: Electoral Institutions and the Struggle for Democracy ...

Dwight Y. King - 2003 - 240 pages
...is a minimalist definition that descends from Joseph Schumpeter, who defined democracy as a system "for arriving at political decisions in which individuals...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote."13 In this notion, competitive elections for effective power are the essence of democracy. Later,...
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The Power of the Ballot Box: Political Development and Election Campaigning ...

Christian Schafferer - 2003 - 192 pages
...this process emphasized. Democracy and Democratization Joseph Schumpeter defined democracy as a system "for arriving at political decisions in which individuals...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote."1 Robert Dahl elaborated on Schumpeter's minimal definition in his Polvarchy: Participation and...
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After Communism: Perspectives on Democracy (p)

Donald R. Kelley - 2003 - 304 pages
...that offered by Joseph Schumpeter, who argues that the term democracy should be applied to any system "for arriving at political decisions in which individuals...by means of a competitive struggle for the people's votes."4 In the terms of the current discussion, democratization therefore has been consolidated when...
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Democracy, Governance, and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence

Yi Feng - 2003 - 383 pages
...Western democracy? Schumpeter emphasizes the procedural aspects of democracy, defining democracy as "that institutional arrangement for arriving at political...individuals acquire the power to decide by means of a comprehensive struggle for the people's votes" (Schumpeter 1976, 269). In Schumpeter's procedural version,...
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