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Partisan Tumult on the Floor: The Speakership Elections of 1849 and 1855–1856

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the speakership elections of 1849 and 1855–1856, the most chaotic instances of officer selection in the history of the House of Representatives. It considers how the Second ... More


A Theory of Electoral Institutions and Gender

Miki Caul Kittilson and Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

in The Gendered Effects of Electoral Institutions: Political Engagement and Participation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199608607
eISBN:
9780191745799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608607.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 2 builds the book’s theoretical framework, explaining how electoral institutions affect women’s political involvement, and thus, gender gaps in political involvement. First, electoral ... 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


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