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Preserving the Party System

George C. Edwards III

in Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243888
eISBN:
9780300249651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243888.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter concerns the preservation of the party system as another argument in favor of electoral colleges. This argument asserts that the direct election of the president would fragment and ... More


American Voter Turnout: A History and Portrait

Daron R. Shaw and John R. Petrocik

in The Turnout Myth: Voting Rates and Partisan Outcomes in American National Elections

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190089450
eISBN:
9780190089498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190089450.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a brief history of voter turnout in the U.S. It documents growth from a small electorate to one that mobilized some 80 percent of eligible voters by the middle of the nineteenth ... More


Lithuania: Ministerial Government in an Unstable Party System

Irmina Matonyte

in Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198844372
eISBN:
9780191879920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844372.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since early 1990s, the electoral campaigns in Lithuania take place within the framework of long-term parliamentary party agreements on Euro-Atlantic integration (more specifically, in the context of ... More


The Rise of the Volatile Voter

Edward Fieldhouse, Jane Green, Geoffrey Evans, Jonathan Mellon, Christopher Prosser, Hermann Schmitt, and Cees van der Eijk

in Electoral Shocks: The Volatile Voter in a Turbulent World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198800583
eISBN:
9780191840074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800583.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In this chapter we show how the twin processes of partisan dealignment and party system fragmentation have underpinned the increase in electoral volatility. Fragmentation creates volatility because ... More


Estonia: From Instability to the Consolidation of Centre-Right Coalition Politics

Vello Pettai

in Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198844372
eISBN:
9780191879920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844372.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since re-emerging as an independent state in 1991, Estonia has had to build up an entirely new constitutional and political system. This has meant that following an initial period of fluidity amongst ... More


Romania: Presidential Politics and Coalition Bargaining

Laurențiu Ștefan

in Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198844372
eISBN:
9780191879920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844372.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In Romania, a highly segmented and extremely volatile party system has contributed to a predominance of coalition governments. Alternation in power by coalitions led by either left-wing or right-wing ... More


An Exploration of Alternatives

Edward B. Foley

in Presidential Elections and Majority Rule: The Rise, Demise, and Potential Restoration of the Jeffersonian Electoral College

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190060152
eISBN:
9780190060183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060152.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A constitutional amendment to replace the Electoral College is not feasible, at least for the foreseeable future. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact plan, as a method of nullifying the ... More


Introduction

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The introduction outlines why Americans turned to music for political expression in the early republic and how music shaped Americans’ visions of the nation through performance, imagination, and ... More


Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Laura Lohman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book examines music as political expression in the early American republic from the post-revolutionary era through the aftermath of the War of 1812. Americans used music as a discursive tool ... More


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