A Theory of Political Decision Modes

Intraparty Decision Making in Switzerland

By Jürg Steiner, Robert H. Dorff

A Theory of Political Decision Modes

258 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-3666-8
    Published: September 2012

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The authors present a new theory of decision-making that provides modes that can be used to describe such widely diverse political entities as the British cabinet, a Quaker meeting, or a village meeting in the Sudan. By studying the Free Democratic party in Switzerland, the authors produced four decision modes: decision by majority vote, decision by amicable agreement, non-decision, and the mode they develop and describe in the book--decision by interpretation.

Originally published 1980.

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