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Denmark: Professionalism in an Egalitarian Political Culture

Torben K. Jensen

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Denmark's egalitarian political culture stresses the values of participation, equality, and a strong civil society – traits that may be detrimental to the development of a class of professional ... More


Italy: The Homeland of the Political Class

Ettore Recchi and Luca Verzichelli

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the early post-war years, parties have been central to Italy's political system and have regulated the recruitment patterns and socialization of members of the large political class, which was ... More


The Mechanisms of Insurance

Brad Epperly

in The Political Foundations of Judicial Independence in Dictatorship and Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198845027
eISBN:
9780191880384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845027.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the descriptive accuracy of two key mechanisms fundamental to the insurance framework, which previous research treated as assumptions rather than mechanisms requiring analysis. ... More


Government Processes: More Focused and Business-like or Heading into Chaos?

Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon

in A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?: Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199687022
eISBN:
9780191766930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687022.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 8 turns from running costs and consistency and fairness in administration to the machinery or process of government worked over three decades—a feature emphasized by numerous commentators, ... More


Latvia: Office-seeking in an Ethnically Divided Polity

Jānis Ikstens and Ilze Balcere

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/9780198844372.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Although a profound ethnic cleavage separates the native Latvians and from the Slavic minorities, and institutional thresholds operate to prevent fragmentation of parliamentary politics, Latvia’s ... More


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