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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


Getting from Where We Are to Where We Need to Be

Kenneth Prewitt

in What Is "Your" Race?: The Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157030
eISBN:
9781400846795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157030.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter talks about what to change and how to change it. Politics and policy do not like abrupt change, therefore it becomes necessary to introduce incremental modifications. Racial statistics ... More


Enunciators and Blackberrys: Congressional Office Administration Post 9/11

Jocelyn Jones Evans

in One Nation Under Siege: Congress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125886
eISBN:
9780813135489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses and examines the changes introduced to office administration. It also examines staff turnover across time to identify the impact of 2001 on staff tenure at the aggregate level. ... More


National Champions and Economic Growth

Kathy Fogel, Randall Morck, and Bernard Yeung

in Industrial Policy for National Champions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016018
eISBN:
9780262298650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016018.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Schumpeterian view of the association of economic growth and creative destruction, a process in which innovative and commercially successful firms destroy large established dominant firms, has ... 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


Term Limits and Succession in Dictatorships

Natasha Ezrow

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores executive term limits in authoritarian regimes. Though it may seem counter-intuitive, authoritarian regimes often willingly implement term limits. This chapter explains why this ... More


French MEPs and the Effect of High Turnover

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/9780198716402.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the first of three case studies on the career paths of MEPs beginning with an overview of the case selection used for each of the case studies before focusing on the French case. ... 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


High-Skilled Migration and the Limits of Migration Policies

Ronald Skeldon

in High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198815273
eISBN:
9780191853029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815273.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

After a consideration of who the skilled are, this chapter pursues four main themes. First, direct policies to attract skilled migrants are secondary to indirect policies designed to establish the ... 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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