Collusion, Competition and Democracy - Part II
Journal of Theoretical Politics, 2000, 12, 1, 33-65
BARTOLINI, Stefano, Collusion, Competition and Democracy - Part II, Journal of Theoretical Politics, 2000, 12, 1, 33-65 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/16668
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In the first part of this work, published in the Journal of Theoretical Politics 11(4), I discussed the nature of competitive interaction as opposed to other types of social interaction such as conflict, negotiation and cooperation. I subsequently analysed the relationship which exists between political competition and the two basic aspects of democratic accountability and responsiveness. Finally I introduced four concepts ('contestability', 'electoral availability', 'offer's decidability' and 'electoral vulnerability') which identify distinct and independent dimensions of the overall process of politico-electoral competition. Only the first two were discussed in the first part. In this second part the remaining two ('offer's decidability' and 'electoral vulnerability') will be considered, before concluding with a discussion of the ambivalent relationships which link these dimensions and how they can be organized for an empirical study of politico-electoral competition.
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Full-text via DOI: 10.1177/0951692800012001002
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