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Federalism and political asymmetry: regional elections and political parties

Cameron Ross

in Federalism and Democratisation in Russia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058691
eISBN:
9781781700174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058691.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines regional elections and the problems of developing a viable party system. The problem of party building in Russia's regions comes not so much from ‘polarized pluralism’ or the ... More


Federalism and Democratisation in Russia

Cameron Ross

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058691
eISBN:
9781781700174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058691.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Building on earlier work, this text combines theoretical perspectives with empirical work, to provide a comparative analysis of the electoral systems, party systems and governmental systems in the ... More


Elections, parties and the political system

Geoffrey K. Roberts

in German Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069901
eISBN:
9781781701584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069901.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter discusses German politics, determining that the best way to start analysing German politics is to study the electoral system. It then studies the concept of ‘electoral politics’ and ... More


External supply side: the roots of success and political opportunity structures in successful cases

Vera Stojarova

in The far right in the Balkans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089732
eISBN:
9781781706473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089732.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The author examines variables which might potentially influence the success of far right political parties and looks at successful cases, exploring the Serbian, Bulgarian and Romanian milieu to try ... More


External supply side: the roots of success and political opportunity structures in the less successful cases

Vera Stojarova

in The far right in the Balkans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089732
eISBN:
9781781706473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089732.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The author examines variables which might potentially influence the success of far right political parties by looking at less successful cases, including Croatia, Montenegro and Albania as well as ... More


Mining the ballot: Preferences and transfers in the 2016 election

Kevin Cunningham

in The post-crisis Irish voter: Voting behaviour in the Irish 2016 general election

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526122643
eISBN:
9781526138989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122643.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter 2 makes use of mock ballot data gathered in an exit poll of voters as they were leaving the polling station. This allows a unique analysis of voting behaviour in Ireland’s unusual single ... More


Independents’ electoral history

Liam Weeks

in Independents in Irish party democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099601
eISBN:
9781526138774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099601.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter comprises an analysis of Independents’ electoral history from three aspects. The first is the comparative performance of independents in countries outside of Ireland, with particular ... More


A typology of independents

Liam Weeks

in Independents in Irish party democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099601
eISBN:
9781526138774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099601.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter has two main aims. The first is to disaggregate Independents from ‘others’ to provide a definitive dataset of their electoral performance. This is necessary because to date there is no ... More


Why are there independents in Ireland?

Liam Weeks

in Independents in Irish party democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099601
eISBN:
9781526138774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099601.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter brings together data from the other chapters to examine the collective factors that give independents a strong presence in Ireland. It uses original constituency-level data to examine ... More


Political parties

Paolo Dardanelli

in Between Two Unions: Europeanisation and Scottish Devolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070808
eISBN:
9781781701393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070808.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Political parties are considered as the most relevant elite actors in the politics of Scottish self-government. This chapter analyses factors that are related to the Scottish National Party (SNP), ... More


Why the Conservatives lost their majority – but still won

John Bartle

in None past the post: Britain at the polls, 2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526133281
eISBN:
9781526138828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526133281.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter answers the key question of why the Conservatives lost their majority at the 2017 general election but remained in power under Theresa May. If first describes the election outcome before ... More


Devolution and polity building in Wales

Alistair Cole

in Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation: Building Regional Capacity in Wales and Brittany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070921
eISBN:
9781781701362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents a general overview of devolution in Wales, with a special emphasis on building a new institution from an actor-focused perspective. Venturing inside the National Assembly, it ... More


The constitutional context

Conor Mulvagh

in The Irish Parliamentary Party at Westminster, 1900-18

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099267
eISBN:
9781526115164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099267.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter situates this book within both the political theory and the existing historiography. It gives a detailed discussion of the historiography relating to the topic. It also examines ... More


George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064289
eISBN:
9781781700310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The eighteenth century was long deemed ‘the classical age of the constitution’ in Britain, with cabinet government based on a two-party system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose ... More


Wales and Brittany: history, politics, society

Alistair Cole

in Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation: Building Regional Capacity in Wales and Brittany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070921
eISBN:
9781781701362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter introduces the regions of Wales and Brittany in more detail, focusing in turn on their historical and political development, and their party systems. From a political-science ... More


Epilogue

Jonathan Hearn

in Salvage Ethnography in the Financial Sector: The Path to Economic Crisis in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719087998
eISBN:
9781526128492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087998.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The epilogue pulls back from the study presented to place it in the context of general patterns of national identity and recent and on going constitutional change in the UK. It explores how this case ... More


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