The Politics of Problem-Solving in Postwar Democracies

  • Hans┬áKeman

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Introduction

The Politics of Problem-solving in Postwar Democracies focuses explicitly on the way in which and the extent to which public policy formation in multi-party systems can be both effective and legitimate; effective in finding solutions for societal problems which are beyond the citizens capacity; and legitimate in formulating policies that are acceptable to most involved. Cross-national variations in the way political institutions work and can be conducive to political consensus and cooperative behaviour are - so it is argued and evidenced throughout the book - the key factors for successful policy-making and related problem-solving.

Keywords

conflict democracy Institution Policy work

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans┬áKeman
    • 1
  1. 1.Free UniversityAmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-25223-7
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-25225-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25223-7
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