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Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

5.4 million Americans—one in every forty voting age adults—are denied the right to participate in democratic elections because of a past or current felony conviction. In several American states, one ... More


Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Anthony King (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A widely held belief concerning democratic elections is that the votes of many individuals are influenced by their assessments of the competing candidates’ personalities and other personal ... More


Do Leaders' Personalities Really Matter?

Anthony King

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is an introductory chapter, which starts with a general discussion of whether leaders’ personalities really matter in determining the outcome of democratic elections, and then considers a number ... More


The Impact of Candidate Traits in American Presidential Elections

Larry M. Bartels

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The aim of this chapter is to provide a systematic test of the conventional wisdom that personality is key in contemporary American electoral politics. Using survey data from the six most recent ... More


Shaping the Electoral Arena

Andreas Schedler

in The Politics of Uncertainty: Sustaining and Subverting Electoral Authoritarianism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680320
eISBN:
9780191760242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680320.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Electoral authoritarian regimes transgress democratic norms in severe and systematic ways. Grounded in democratic theory, the chapter first delineates the minimum norms of democratic elections. It ... More


Signaling Democracy and the Norm of Internationally Observed Elections

Susan D. Hyde

in The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma: Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449666
eISBN:
9780801460777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449666.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter sets out a theory on why international election observation became an international norm. It presents a stylized model of the interaction between governments seeking international ... More


Electoral Systems: Types, Patterns, Trends

Arend Lijphart

in Electoral Systems and Party Systems: A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies, 1945-1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273479
eISBN:
9780191684050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273479.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the dimensions of the seventy electoral systems used in twenty-four countries that hold democratic and parliamentary elections. These dimensions are the district magnitude or ... More


Personality Politics?: The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Elections

Marina Costa Lobo and John Curtice (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199660124
eISBN:
9780191755934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660124.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book assesses the role that voters’ perceptions and evaluations of leaders play in democratic elections. The book presents evidence from an array of countries with diverse historical and ... More


Disenfranchisement and the Limits of Democratic Theory

Claudio López-Guerra

in Democracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198705789
eISBN:
9780191775222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705789.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers the objection that the previous chapters might fail to achieve one of the book’s objectives, namely, to shed light on the practical debates about the franchise around the world ... More


The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma: Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm

Susan D. Hyde

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449666
eISBN:
9780801460777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449666.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Why did election monitoring become an international norm? Why do pseudo-democrats invite international observers, even when they are likely to be caught manipulating elections? Is election ... More


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