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Democratic FailureNOMOS LXIII$
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Melissa Schwartzberg and Daniel Viehoff

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479804788

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479804788.001.0001

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Political Parties and Public Policy

Political Parties and Public Policy

(p.180) 7 Political Parties and Public Policy
Democratic Failure

Christian Salas

Frances Mccall Rosenbluth

Ian Shapiro

NYU Press

Failures of representation and democracy cannot be solved by weakening parties. Rather, democratic success requires political competition among strong parties that can identify and defend the broad interests of the community as a whole. The fragmentation of political parties reduces spending on public goods, and weakening party discipline diminishes political accountability.

Keywords:   political parties, representation, democracy, public goods, political accountability

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