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Party Government, Patronage, and Party Decline in Western Europe

Jean Blondel

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Blondel approaches the question of party decline by asking to what extent it is a product of semi‐legal or illegal practices adopted by parties. At first glance it seems that the answer should be ... More


Mythical and Real Patterns in Poverty

David Brady

in Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385878
eISBN:
9780199870066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385878.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates the patterns in poverty between and within the eighteen affluent democracies since the late 1960s. By carefully scrutinizing these patterns, the chapter provides insight ... More


An Agenda for Future Research

John L. Campbell and Ove K. Pedersen

in The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150314
eISBN:
9781400850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150314.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This postscript offers some suggestions for a research agenda for the future, including questions and propositions for scholars to consider regarding globalization and neoliberal diffusion, ... More


Explaining Patterns of Centralism and Localism

Edward C. Page

in Localism and Centralism in Europe: The Political and Legal Bases of Local Self-Government

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277279
eISBN:
9780191684166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277279.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the theoretical approaches to understanding cross-national variation in centralism and localism. It examines why countries differ in their patterns of centralism and localism ... More


From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?: Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198808008
eISBN:
9780191845796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808008.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The book examines two of the most prominent developments in contemporary democratic politics, party change and political personalization, and the relationship between them. It presents a broad-brush, ... More


Comparative Policy Analysis and Health Care An Introduction

Theodore R. Marmor, Richard Freeman, and Kieke G. H. Okma

in Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149838
eISBN:
9780300155952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149838.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the methodological questions raised by concerns about weaknesses in international comparison in health policy. The core question is how one nation can learn from another ... More


Disentangling Dimensions and Sources of Party Success: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges

Nicole Bolleyer

in New Parties in Old Party Systems: Persistence and Decline in Seventeen Democracies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646067
eISBN:
9780191755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646067.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the age-based conception of newness as the starting-point for this study and specifies the study’ s empirical scope, e.g. its focus on organizationally new parties entering ... More


How to Study the Social Construction of ‘The Bottom’

Christian Albrekt Larsen

in The Rise and Fall of Social Cohesion: The Construction and De-construction of Social Trust in the US, UK, Sweden and Denmark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681846
eISBN:
9780191761683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681846.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter is a necessary introduction to the data material which is used in the chapter to come. It is argued that especially the pictures in news magazines and newspapers provide a unique ... More


Using the Manifesto Estimates to Correct Systematic ‘Centring’ Error in Expert and Electoral Positioning of Parties

Andrea Volkens, Judith Bara, Ian Budge, Michael D. McDonald, Robin Best, and Simon Franzmann

in Mapping Policy Preferences From Texts: Statistical Solutions for Manifesto Analysts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199640041
eISBN:
9780191757181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640041.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 reinforces assessments of the Manifesto-based estimates’ validity by examining the leading alternative indicators of Left-Right party positioning (and of voter-elector positions as well) ... More


Party Change and Political Personalization: An Empirical Analysis

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig

in From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?: Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198808008
eISBN:
9780191845796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808008.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The chapter presents an empirical cross-national analysis of the relationship between the two processes of party change and political personalization. It demonstrates that there is indeed a moderate ... More


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