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The Reputational Premium: A Theory of Party Identification and Policy Reasoning

Paul M. Sniderman and Edward H. Stiglitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154145
eISBN:
9781400842551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154145.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book presents a new theory of party identification, the central concept in the study of voting. Challenging the traditional idea that voters identify with a political party out of blind ... More


Conclusion

Devin Caughey

in The Unsolid South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181806
eISBN:
9780691184005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181806.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the implications of the revisionist portrait of Southern politics introduced in the previous chapters. It begins by considering how much the South has changed since the ... More


Consequences: Toward a More Responsible Two-Party System?

Nelson W. Polsby

in How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that in order to liberalize the Democratic Party, and therefore to liberalize the policy outputs of the House of Representatives as long as Democrats controlled the House, it was ... More


Electoral and Party Systems

André Blais, Shaun Bowler, and Bernard Grofman

in The United States and Canada: How Two Democracies Differ and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190870829
eISBN:
9780190909529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870829.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

Electoral laws are often regarded as the key factors structuring party competition. Yet, despite having very similar electoral systems, reflecting a shared colonial legacy, the United States (U.S.) ... More


Political Parties, Electoral Competition, and Effective Democratic Governance

John H. Aldrich and John D. Griffin

in Why Parties Matter: Political Competition and Democracy in the American South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226495231
eISBN:
9780226495408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226495408.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 concludes Part I of the book and lays out our theoretical argument. In brief, we contend that an effective democratic politics is the politics of regularized party competition for control ... More


The Global Shift in Attitudes toward Homosexuality

Jeremiah J. Garretson

in The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479822133
eISBN:
9781479824236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822133.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter broadens the scope of the book outside the United States and shows that advances in support for gay rights have been broader than previously thought. Using the World and European Values ... More


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


Healthcare

Antonia Maioni and Theodore R. Marmor

in The United States and Canada: How Two Democracies Differ and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190870829
eISBN:
9780190909529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870829.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

The differences and similarities in health policy between the United States (U.S.) and Canada provide useful examples of how political institutions can shape democratic governance. These institutions ... 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


Introduction

Robert M. Alexander

in Representation and the Electoral College

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190939427
eISBN:
9780190939465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939427.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines common arguments surrounding the Electoral College. Many of these arguments were present with the 2016 presidential election. The election marked the sixth time the popular vote ... More


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