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Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies

Petr Kopecký, Peter Mair, and Maria Spirova (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199599370
eISBN:
9780191741517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599370.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This volume brings together insights from the worlds of party politics and public administration in order to analyse the role of political parties in public appointments across contemporary Europe. ... More


The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilization

Chester G. Starr

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074581
eISBN:
9780199854363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074581.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This is both a defense of the importance of aristocrats in Greek society and a reassessment of their social, cultural and political roles. The author provides a concise portrait of the aristocratic ... More


Delegated Governance and the British State: Walking without Order

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199271603
eISBN:
9780191709241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

The delegation of functions and responsibilities to quasi-autonomous bodies operating with a significant degree of autonomy arguably empowers governments to address a wide range of social issues ... More


Obscene Jesters: Bhambhi “Little Kings” in the Economy of Bhat Praise-Singing

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes Bhat relationships to the ritualized village patron-client “gift” economy found throughout northern India called jajmani. It is shown that the Bhats’ skill as bards, and their ... More


The ‘Eusebians’ in Action

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Athanasius’ presentation of the ‘Eusebians’ in action, particularly in the Historia Arianorum and the other works of his third exile (356-62). Those actions include the writing ... More


The Soderini and the Medici

Paula C. Clarke

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229926
eISBN:
9780191678943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This account of the careers of two brothers, Tommaso and Niccolò Soderini, and their relationship with the Medici family opens up a new perspective on the political world of Renaissance Florence. The ... More


The Ladder of Advancement

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter outlines the process by which clergy were secured appointment to parishes. It discusses the complex identities and roles of curates, and their financial position, and suggests that they ... More


Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero, and Juan J. Linz (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book is one in a series (Comparative Politics) for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. After an introduction, ... More


Putin as Patron: Cadres Policy in the Russian Transition Putin as Patron: Cadres Policy in the Russian Transition Eugene Huskey

Eugene Huskey

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new form of patronage politics under the Putin presidency. Patronage politics is not limited to the political appointees who serve at the pleasure of elected ... More


Conclusions

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

in Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book has looked at women belonging to and living under medieval Islamic dynasties by comprehensively covering women under the Fatimid dynasty. To this dynasty were linked those women who, on ... More


State and Civil Society

Leonardo Morlino

in Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis: Parties, Groups, and Citizens in Southern Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280828
eISBN:
9780191599965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280823.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

A whole picture of interest associations and their relationships with party and state is provided for the four Southern European countries. Unions, associations of industrial entrepreneurs, and ... More


Joining the Government: ‘Because I Dared to Be Black’

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King analyses the difficulties facing Black Americans attempting to join the civil service and the inadequacy of the US Civil Service Commission's monitoring of both recruitment and promotion. He ... More


The Colonial Legacy

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In Malaya and India, the British devised a system of indirect rule whereby they relied on local norms, social organizations, and indigenous institutions of authority such as landlords and sultans who ... More


Political Parties and the Public Accountability of Leaders

David Hine

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Electoral accountability of leaders through political parties to the people is essential to representative democracy. Parties have suffered from declines in membership and increasing electoral ... More


Party Decline in the Parties State? The Changing Environment of German Politics

Susan E. Scarrow

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The 1949 (West) German Basic Law established a system of party‐based democracy that has now endured for more than half a century, yet today's political system is not identical to that of earlier ... More


Spain: Building a Parties State in a New Democracy

Ian Holliday

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Spain has made a number of experiments with democracy, but only since the mid‐1970s has this been successful. At that time, strenuous efforts were made to ensure that political parties would come ... More


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


Iceland: A Parliamentary Democracy with a Semi-presidential Constitutio n

Svanur Kristjánsson

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.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Formerly, the principles of delegation and accountability were poorly developed within this system, because the logic of Iceland’s patronage system embedded political relationships in a social system ... More


From the “Cult of the Book” to the “Cult of the Canon”: A Neglected Tradition in Chinese Buddhism

Jiang Wu

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 studies the devotional aspect of the canon and suggests a cult of the canon took form in history and greatly shaped Chinese Buddhism. The author argues that the cult of the canon is an ... More


Conclusion: Party Patronage in Contemporary Europe

Petr Kopecký, Leiden University, Peter Mair, and European University Institute Florence

in Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199599370
eISBN:
9780191741517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599370.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides the conclusion to the entire volume. Using the insights from the national studies, the chapter discusses the role of political parties in organizing and coordinating patronage, ... More


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