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Anreize für Weitsicht und Wiederwahlschwellen: Wege zur besseren Demokratie


  • Hans Gersbach


Although they would promote the common welfare, many political projects are never implemented in democracies. In our article, we make two proposals - incentives for far-sighted policy and reelection thresholds - that could alleviate this problem and enhance any liberal democracy's efficiency without endangering its founding values. Copyright 2007 die Autoren Journal compilation 2007, Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Hans Gersbach, 2007. "Anreize für Weitsicht und Wiederwahlschwellen: Wege zur besseren Demokratie," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 8(4), pages 389-397, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:perwir:v:8:y:2007:i:4:p:389-397

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