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“They Make Their Ablutions with Bottled Water”: Elites and the Decline of Accountability

Noah Coburn and Anna Larson

in Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166201
eISBN:
9780231535748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166201.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter looks at the aftermath of the 2010 elections, in particular, and how the process has been manipulated at a national level by Hamid Karzai and other members of the ruling elite. Though ... More


The Unintended Consequences of International Support

Noah Coburn and Anna Larson

in Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166201
eISBN:
9780231535748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166201.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the period between the 2009 and 2010 elections and the failure of the international community to create lasting reforms. The political environment of Afghanistan had changed a ... More


Violence and Voting

Noah Coburn and Anna Larson

in Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166201
eISBN:
9780231535748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166201.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter looks at the role of violence and instability in elections, particularly the Wolesi Jirga election of 2010. Violence, as well as the fear and unpredictability it inspires, is used as ... More


2010: Electoral Politics Revisited

Andra Gillespie

in The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732441
eISBN:
9780814738689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732441.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter narrates how Booker won the 2010 mayoral election in the midst of allegations from his contender, Clifford Minor, the former Essex County prosecutor. Minor and his slate of candidates, ... More


Conservative approaches to social policy since 1997

Hugh Bochel

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter considers the genesis of the Conservatives' positions on social policy up to the general election of May 2010 and its immediate aftermath. It primarily concerns the extent to which the ... More


The Conservatives, social policy and public opinion

Andrew Defty

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter provides an assessment of public attitudes to the Conservatives' policies and public opinion. First, it draws on data from British Social Attitudes surveys to assess whether what some ... More


How the Tea Party Boosts the GOP and Prods It Rightward

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

in The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on three phases in the intricate and unfolding relationship between the GOP and the Tea Party. It starts with the role of the Tea Party in the 2010 elections. It then examines ... More


Voting, Abstention, and Defection

Anthony F. Heath, Stephen D. Fisher, Gemma Rosenblatt, David Sanders, and Maria Sobolewska

in The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656639
eISBN:
9780191765247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656639.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Both ethnic minorities and the white British moved away from Labour at the 2010 British general election, revealing their shared concerns about government performance; yet ethnic minorities were much ... More


Re-electing the President

Daniel Kreiss

in Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199350247
eISBN:
9780199350483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199350247.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter chronicles the history of the Democratic and Republican parties and their campaigns through the 2012 cycle. The chapter shows how the Obama re-election campaign was, in significant ways, ... More


Losing: The 2002 Mayoral Election

Andra Gillespie

in The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732441
eISBN:
9780814738689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732441.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter narrates the defeat of Booker in Newark's 2002 mayoral election as a good example of an elite displacement campaign. In that first election, voters are often skeptical of the black ... More


Introduction

Emily Robinson

in History, heritage and tradition in contemporary British politics: Past politics and present histories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086311
eISBN:
9781781706138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086311.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, which presents contemporary party politics as ahistorical, it is clear that history remains an ever-present point of reference in political discourse, providing a ... More


Conservative Women Run for Office

Ronnee Schreiber

in Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199328734
eISBN:
9780199398966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328734.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with an evaluation of the challenges Republican women encounter as they seek office, putting this group in the context of all women candidates as well as comparing them with their ... More


American Renewal and the Politics of the New Middle America

E.J. Dionne Jr

in Obama at the Crossroads: Politics, Markets, and the Battle for America's Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199845361
eISBN:
9780190252625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199845361.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the implications of the outcome of the 2010 elections. Voter turnout and voting results reflect a country and an electorate that was not so much angry as dispirited. While anger ... More


Policing 2010—Labour’s legacy

Timothy Brain

in A Future for Policing in England and Wales

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199684458
eISBN:
9780191807497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199684458.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the Labour Party and their history of law enforcement reforms during their three consecutive reigns as majority, 1997–2010. It describes Tony Blair's rise through the ranks ... More


The ‘Big Society’: Conservative political philosophy and its implications for policing

Timothy Brain

in A Future for Policing in England and Wales

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199684458
eISBN:
9780191807497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199684458.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the ‘Big Society’ policy used by David Cameron and the Conservative Party during the 2010 General Elections and its implications for British law enforcement. It introduces the ... More


Obama at the Crossroads: Politics, Markets, and the Battle for America's Future

Lawrence R. Jacobs and Desmond S. King (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199845361
eISBN:
9780190252625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199845361.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The 2010 election serves as a bookend to one of the remarkable political periods in recent US history. Amidst a profound economic crisis, Americans elected an African American to the presidency and ... More


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