New PDF release: Armenian Paradigms

By Gregory E Sterling

ISBN-10: 9042913827

ISBN-13: 9789042913820

Armenian Paradigms presents a scientific presentation of the morphology of classical Armenian. built within the context of a path in Armenian on the Hebrew collage in Jerusalem, it serves as a pedagogical reduction for any who're studying or reviewing classical Armenian. The ebook is necessary for starting scholars who have to see the complete scope of grammatical kinds prepared in response to the components of speech in addition to for complex scholars who are looking to a evaluation.

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67 Strengths of Proportional and Single-Member District Elections As was the case with the debate over presidentialism versus parliamentarism, plurality and proportional electoral systems are intended to serve different ideals of democracy, and to avoid different pitfalls. Plurality systems, by creating (in theory) a two-party system and hence guaranteeing a parliamentary majority, have both the benefits and drawbacks of majoritarianism: they create a clear winner, with a majority to pass legislation, that can be held accountable at the next election.

38 The philosopher Immanuel Kant summarized the sentiment of this school of thought: [T]he problem of setting up a state can be solved even by a nation of devils (so long as they possess understanding). . 39 In recent decades, theorists of political institutions have sought to reduce much of democratic theory to the study of formal institutions. Their logic is simple: political actors’ motives are fairly uniform, and can be assumed to center on gaining and retaining political office. Political actors are also assumed to be rational, though exactly what this means has been debated.

A second question raised in recent research is the relationship between elections and democracy. There has been a considerable tendency among scholars, governments, and international organizations to equate elections with democracy. For example, G. ”20 As the discussion above indicates, there is increasing recognition that while elections may mean democracy in some very limited sense, they do not constitute the kind of liberal constitutional democracy that is assumed to be the goal of reformers.

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