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Why Join the Party?

Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, and Antony Billinghurst

in Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199242825
eISBN:
9780191604140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242828.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the pathways to Liberal Democrat Party membership. The recruitment process is discussed, followed by what it means for the average respondent to be a party member. The key issue ... More


Beyond Electoral Participation

Richard Topf

in Citizens and the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294733
eISBN:
9780191599699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294735.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Moves beyond the analysis of electoral turnout presented in the preceding chapter to look at wider forms of participation in the democratic process. It offers a general discussion of typologies of ... More


A Portrait of Continuing Marginality: The Study of Women of Color in American Politics 1

Cathy J. Cohen

in Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293484
eISBN:
9780191598944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293488.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews existing research about the political behaviour of women of colour while arguing that women of colour are still largely invisible and thus experience continuing marginality in ... More


Broadening the Study of Women's Participation

Martha A. Ackelsberg

in Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293484
eISBN:
9780191598944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293488.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews existing research on women's political participation outside electoral politics and traditional forms of participation. Ackelsberg suggests an agenda for future research that ... More


Beliefs in Government

Max Kaase and Kenneth Newton

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294726
eISBN:
9780191599590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294727.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book, the fifth and last in the ‘Beliefs in government’ series, provides a brief comparative study of political attitudes in Western Europe and draws together the findings of the ‘Beliefs in ... More


In and Against the Party: Women's Representation and Constituency‐Building In Uganda and South Africa

Anne Marie Goetz and Shireen Hassim

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256457
eISBN:
9780191601989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256454.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines women’s relationship to political parties and how they gained access to representative institutions in South Africa and Uganda. It is shown that women in South Africa were ready ... More


The ‘Devil's Deal’: Women's Political Participation and Authoritarianism In Peru

Cecilia Blondet

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256457
eISBN:
9780191601989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256454.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the ways women from different social and political groups gained national prominence in Peru during the Fujimori administration. It argues that the political interests of the ... More


The Gendered Effects of Electoral Institutions: Political Engagement and Participation

Miki Caul Kittilson and Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199608607
eISBN:
9780191745799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608607.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In most countries around the world, women continue to lag behind men in an array of political orientations and activities. Understanding why this is the case and why some countries have been more ... More


Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions

Susan J. Carroll (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293484
eISBN:
9780191598944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293488.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This volume presents a research agenda, developed by leading scholars of American politics, suggesting directions that could fruitfully shape the study of women and American politics in the early ... More


The Citizen as Spectator

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defends the claim that being-ruled — that is, the spectatorial engagement with politics characterized by involvement without participation — is a form of citizenship that is extremely ... More


The Scandinavian Party Model at the Crossroads

Jan Sundberg

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:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Scandinavian party systems have often been seen as ‘ultra stable’, a view that was certainly justified between 1945 and the early 1970; however, the general election of 1973 in Denmark signalled a ... More


Conclusions: The Growth of Critical Citizens and Its Consequences

Pippa Norris

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter considers four common claims that are made concerning the consequences of any erosion of confidence in the institutions of representative democracy and. the growth of critical ... 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


Environmental Justice and Global Movements

David Schlosberg

in Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286294
eISBN:
9780191713323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286294.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the use of the concept of environmental justice in various global movements, including the anti-globalization, food security, indigenous rights, and climate justice movements. ... More


Weapon of the Strong? Participatory Inequality and the Internet

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter looks at the potentially democratizing impact of the Internet on political participation, and asks both individuals and organizations the same kinds of questions already posed earlier ... More


Gender, Network Capital, Social Capital, and Political Capital: The Consequences of Personal Network Diversity for Environmentalists in British Columbia 1

D. B. Tindall and Jeffrey J. Cormier

in Social Capital: An International Research Program

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234387
eISBN:
9780191740619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234387.003.0123
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter studies the complicated relationship between gender, political participation, and social capital. It considers the role of gender in structuring the availability and accessibility of ... More


Introduction: Democracy and Political Voice

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter briefly engages multiple themes regarding American democracy and the “political voice.” Here, political voice is understood as any activity undertaken by individuals and organizations ... More


Political Parties in Britain: Secular Decline or Adaptive Resilience?

Paul Webb

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:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

For thirty years following the end of the Second World War, it was orthodox to regard Britain as having one of the most stable and party‐oriented political systems in the Western world—parties ... More


Partisan Involvement and Selective Exposure

Natalie Jomini Stroud

in Niche News: The Politics of News Choice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199755509
eISBN:
9780199897162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755509.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates whether partisan selective exposure affects, or is affected by, partisan involvement. It shows that partisan selective exposure is related to all sorts of important ... More


Still Functional After All These Years: Parties in the United States, 1960–2000

John C. Green

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:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The American party system has experienced considerable change since 1960, and the meaning of this change is the subject of much debate, at the core of which is a basic question: how functional is the ... More


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