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The Abortion Debates in Belgium 1974–1990

Karen Celis

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

It took 15 years and many debates before women's movement activists persuaded the Belgian politicians to liberalize the old abortion law dating from the Napoleonic Penal code of 1910. In this ... More


Belgium: Delegation and Accountability under Partitocratic Rule

Lieven De Winter and Patrick Dumont

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Reviews the mechanisms of delegation and accountability in post-war Belgium prior to the major reforms of the 1990s and the subsequent reforms. Discusses how political parties dominate these ... More


Belgium: Political Professionals and the Crisis of the Party State

Lieven De Winter and Marleen Brans

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The complex character of the Belgian political class is strongly shaped by institutional federalization, party fragmentation, and executive dominance in policy making. Since a national parliamentary ... More


Italy: The Homeland of the Political Class

Ettore Recchi and Luca Verzichelli

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the early post-war years, parties have been central to Italy's political system and have regulated the recruitment patterns and socialization of members of the large political class, which was ... More


Spain: A Textbook Case of Partitocracy

Peter Matuschek

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Following its late democratization, Spain immediately experienced a development towards political professionalism, a process in which the political parties have been decisive as they soon succeeded ... More


Policy Analysis in Belgium

Marleen Brans and David Aubin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447317258
eISBN:
9781447317272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317258.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book provides the first comprehensive examination of the practice of policy analysis in Belgium and its federated entities. The book integrates available and new knowledge about the science, ... More


Ideas as close as possible to power: Belgian political parties and their study centres

Valérie Pattyn, Steven Van Hecke, Pauline Pirlot, Benoît Rihoux, and Marleen Brans

in Policy Analysis in Belgium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447317258
eISBN:
9781447317272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317258.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Belgium, like Italy, is often considered a text book example of partitocracy. The dominance of political parties involves many functions and dysfunctions in a polity that is highly fragmented along ... More


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