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Five Justices Decide the Election

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Outlines the constitutional and statutory framework within which presidential elections are conducted in the USA. Provides a brief chronology and an account of the US (Bush vs Gore) presidential ... More


Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Jonathan A. Fox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

How can the seeds of accountability ever grow in authoritarian environments? Embedding accountability into the state is an inherently uneven, partial, and contested process. Campaigns for public ... More


France: Stacking the Deck

Robert Elgie

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

France has experienced considerable electoral system change, often for partisan motives, but has invariably returned to the two-round system (also known as the double ballot system) in single-member ... More


The United States of America: Perpetual Campaigning in the Absence of Competition

Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, and Jennifer van Heerde

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Although the USA uses the single-member plurality system, its elections look very different to the UK and most other countries. This is partly due to the very decentralized federal nature of ... More


National Electoral Choices in Rural Mexico 1

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyzes persistent exclusionary electoral practices, using quantitative indicators of access to the secret ballot in Mexico's 1994 presidential election in rural areas. While the ... More


Unpacking Accountability Politics 1

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This concluding chapter explores several general conceptual propositions, in an effort to contribute to future research that will ‘map’ accountability pathways with greater precision. Empowerment is ... More


The Final Decision

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Gives an account of the final decision of the US Supreme Court on the Florida vote in the (Bush vs Gore) US presidential election of 2000. Includes discussion of the deliberations and decisions of ... More


The Press as Shaper of Events

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman

in The Press Effect: Politicians, Journalists, and the Stories that Shape the Political World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152777
eISBN:
9780199833900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152778.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the dispute over Florida's vote in the 2000 election, Al Gore and George W. Bush fought a fierce battle to determine the press frames that would govern the debate. Bush was far more successful, ... More


Defining and Measuring the Trajectory of Democratization

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This is the first of four chapters that discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the research on democratization in southern Africa that is described in the book. It qualitatively and ... More


Changing Party Access to Elections

Shaun Bowler, Elisabeth Carter, and David M. Farrell

in Democracy Transformed?: Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199264995
eISBN:
9780191603259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264996.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines whether it has become easier or more difficult for political parties to participate in elections. It does this by comparing the electoral systems and the wider electoral laws ... More


The Ubiquity of Catalan Numbers II

Thomas Koshy

in Catalan Numbers with Applications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334548
eISBN:
9780199868766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334548.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter continues the investigation of the ubiquitous occurrences of Catalan numbers. It includes permutations, the ballot problem, multisets, noncrossing matchings, LIFO, staircase ... More


Treatments to Improve Measurement

Diana C. Mutz

in Population-Based Survey Experiments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144511
eISBN:
9781400840489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144511.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter illustrates population-based experiments designed to improve measurement. These are descendants of the early split-ballot approach, also geared toward improving measurement of attitudes ... More


 The Headmen of Te and the Heaven‐Appointed King

Charles Ramble

in The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195154146
eISBN:
9780199868513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154146.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The case for civil religion is developed further by exploring the relationship between Te's institution of headmanship and Tibetan ideas of sacral kingship. Historical records point to the ... More


Organizational Politics under the Secret Ballot

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the organizational politics underlying speakership and other House officer contests during the period when elections were held by secret ballot—ending in 1837. It begins with a ... More


Parliamentary Reform

Philip Schofield

in Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208563
eISBN:
9780191716928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208563.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In 1809 Bentham embarked on a sustained and detailed attack on the British establishment, in which he persisted until his death in 1832. The elements of his political radicalism were in place when he ... More


Managing the Unions: The Impact of Legislation on Trade Unions' Behaviour

Roger Undy, Patricia Fosh, Huw Morris, and Paul Smith

Roderick Martin (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289197
eISBN:
9780191684685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289197.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

During the 1980s, the government aimed to reform industrial relations through imposing the following measures: political initiatives and campaigning; a changed economic and social environment; and a ... More


Election Law and the Formation of Public Opinion

James A. Gardner

in What are Campaigns For?: The Role of Persuasion in Electoral Law and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195392616
eISBN:
9780199855438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392616.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Although the American constitutional regime pays emphatic lip service to the ideal of reasoned persuasion in elections, its actual institutional arrangements in fact presuppose just the ... More


The Scope and Structure of the Study

Roger Undy, Patricia Fosh, Huw Morris, Paul Smith, and Roderick Martin

in Managing the Unions: The Impact of Legislation on Trade Unions' Behaviour

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289197
eISBN:
9780191684685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289197.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Throughout the 1980s and until the first half of the 1990s, Conservative governments were experiencing problems regarding unions and union management. Seeing this situation as both an economic and ... More


Conservative Policy and Legislation

Roger Undy, Patricia Fosh, Huw Morris, Paul Smith, and Roderick Martin

in Managing the Unions: The Impact of Legislation on Trade Unions' Behaviour

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289197
eISBN:
9780191684685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289197.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

By providing a chronological examination of the Conservatives' balloting legislation and other related policies, this chapter exposes the Conservatives' position on the issue of union autonomy. It ... More


Ballots, Elections, and Union Government

Roger Undy, Patricia Fosh, Huw Morris, Paul Smith, and Roderick Martin

in Managing the Unions: The Impact of Legislation on Trade Unions' Behaviour

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289197
eISBN:
9780191684685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289197.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter provides a detailed analysis on the impact of the changes in both the Trade Union Act (TUA) 1984 and the Employment Act (EA) 1988 on the union government. Because the Conservatives ... More


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