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Japan: Haltingly Towards a Two‐Party System

Steven R. Reed

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Japan embarked upon fundamental electoral reform in the 1990s. The single non-transferable vote was replaced by a mixed parallel system, which has resulted in an increase in disproportionality. The ... More


A Crisis of Institutionalization: The Collapse of the UCD in Spain

Richard Gunther and Jonathan Hopkin

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:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Political parties are such a fundamental part of democratic political life that they take on an appearance of stability and solidity that is rarely questioned—hence, when a political party collapses, ... More


Searching for Political Parties in the Past

Piero Ignazi

in Party and Democracy: The Uneven Road to Party Legitimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198735854
eISBN:
9780191799815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735854.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 1 introduces the long and difficult process of the theoretical legitimation of the political party as such. The analysis of the meaning and acceptance of ‘parties’ as tools of expressing ... More


Giants with Feet of Clay: Political Parties in Colombia

Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of the political parties in the crisis of democratic representation in Colombia. It explains that Colombia's two-party system actually functioned as multi-party system ... More


Iran

Thierry Balzacq and Wendy Ramadan-Alban

in Comparative Grand Strategy: A Framework and Cases

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840848
eISBN:
9780191876745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840848.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that Iran’s grand strategy has and is torn between three tensions: the prioritization of an Islamic identity versus attaining economic prosperity the use of an offensive or ... More


Reconstruction Against All Odds

Desha M. Girod

in Explaining Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199387861
eISBN:
9780190222666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387861.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers an argument to explain why only some post-conflict countries experience reconstruction, by identifying the conditions under which aid fosters reconstruction. Specifically, this ... More


The Challenges of (Authoritarian) Party Survival after Democratization

Joy K. Langston

in Democratization and Authoritarian Party Survival: Mexico's PRI

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190628512
eISBN:
9780190628550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190628512.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

After the defeat of the PRI’s presidential candidate in 2000, the party experienced several dangerous trends: politicians began to leave the party in greater numbers and the party continued to lose ... More


The Australian Labor Party and the Trade Unions: ‘Til Death Do Us Part’?

Phil Larkin and Charles Lees

in Left-of-Centre Parties and Trade Unions in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198790471
eISBN:
9780191831751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790471.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the paradox presented by the Australian Labor Party (ALP). The party was created by the labour movement and unions affiliated to it have traditionally dominated the party ... More


Putting the People Back into Networks

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity: Selected Essays, Volume I

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786108
eISBN:
9780191827785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786108.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The central argument of this chapter is simple. We must move beyond typologies of networks and provide thick descriptions of the people who are members of the network. The chapter illustrates the ... More


The Internal Drivers of Party Reform

Anika Gauja

in Party Reform: The Causes, Challenges, and Consequences of Organizational Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198717164
eISBN:
9780191785917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717164.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Focusing on the first level of the three-level model of reform presented in Chapter 2, this chapter analyses the internal motivations for organizational reform and how they relate to—or attempt to ... More


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