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Electoral Representation in Loosely Electoral Representation in Loosely Bounded Territories: Mass Politics in the EU?

Stefano Bartolini

in Restructuring Europe: Centre Formation, System Building, and Political Structuring between the Nation State and the European Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286430
eISBN:
9780191603242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286434.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter investigates the electoral representation of the integration issues, assuming that the shift in the location of institutional power related to European integration may be accompanied by ... More


Parties' Policy Programs and the Dog that Did not Bark: No Evidence that Proportional Systems Promote Extreme Party Positioning

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

There is extensive theoretical research that explores the linkages between parties' policy positions, on the one hand, and the characteristics of the political system (i.e., voting rules and the ... More


Applications

DAVID MCKAY

in Federalism and European Union: A Political Economy Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296775
eISBN:
9780191685279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296775.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter attempts to apply some of the theories described to the European context. The main argument is that most of the scenarios provided by a range of respected economists will generate ... More


Applications

David McKay

in Rush to Union: Understanding the European Federal Bargain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198280583
eISBN:
9780191684364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280583.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the application of a proposed conceptual framework for evaluating the viability of the EU. It compares the economic and political conditions of the EU with those prevalent in ... 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


Divergent Paths of Inequality in Poland and the Czech Republic

Ekrem Karakoç

in Inequality After the Transition: Political Parties, Party Systems, and Social Policy in Southern and Postcommunist Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826927
eISBN:
9780191865831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826927.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Employing most similar design and process-tracing methodology, this chapter focuses on Poland and the Czech Republic in the postcommunist region. It discusses the divergent paths these two countries ... More


The Issue Incentive Model of Party System Attention

Christoffer Green-Pedersen

in The Reshaping of West European Party Politics: Agenda-Setting and Party Competition in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842897
eISBN:
9780191878800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842897.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents the ‘issue incentive model of party system attention’. This model uses the issue competition literature and policy agenda-setting theory as a platform for building a theoretical ... More


A Theory of Redistribution in New Democracies

Ekrem Karakoç

in Inequality After the Transition: Political Parties, Party Systems, and Social Policy in Southern and Postcommunist Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826927
eISBN:
9780191865831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826927.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter starts with the question of why new democracies have such difficulty generating income equality. It argues that low voter turnout and weak party system institutionalization motivate ... More


What Has Happened to Party Politics in Western Europe?: New Parties, New Issues, and New Conflicts

Christoffer Green-Pedersen

in The Reshaping of West European Party Politics: Agenda-Setting and Party Competition in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842897
eISBN:
9780191878800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842897.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

Party politics in Western Europe has changed profoundly over the last decades. Long gone are the times when class-based political parties with extensive membership dominated politics. Instead, party ... 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


The Development of the Party System Agenda in Western Europe: An Overview

Christoffer Green-Pedersen

in The Reshaping of West European Party Politics: Agenda-Setting and Party Competition in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842897
eISBN:
9780191878800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842897.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the general patterns that the following chapters on particular issues aim to explain. The development after 1980 should be seen in a more long-term perspective in ... More


Inequality After the Transition: Political Parties, Party Systems, and Social Policy in Southern and Postcommunist Europe

Ekrem Karakoç

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826927
eISBN:
9780191865831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826927.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This book provides empirical evidence showing that most new democracies either maintain the level of income inequality they inherited or even increase it over time. It then asks why new democracies ... More


Introduction

Ekrem Karakoç

in Inequality After the Transition: Political Parties, Party Systems, and Social Policy in Southern and Postcommunist Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826927
eISBN:
9780191865831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826927.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter opens by providing empirical evidence that income inequality persists or increases in many new democracies after their transition. Then it gives a brief overview of studies that expect ... More


Conclusion

Ekrem Karakoç

in Inequality After the Transition: Political Parties, Party Systems, and Social Policy in Southern and Postcommunist Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826927
eISBN:
9780191865831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826927.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter returns to the research question of this study and briefly restates its argument and main findings. It discusses the role of explanatory factors of this study, namely party system ... More


Poland and the Future Face of the EP

William T. Daniel

in Career Behaviour and the European Parliament: All Roads Lead Through Brussels?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198716402
eISBN:
9780191784972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716402.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter presents the case of Polish MEPs, which is the largest delegation of the EU’s post-2004 enlargement member states. Polish MEPs are constrained by a number of different opportunity ... More


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