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Russia: The Authoritarian Adaptation of an Electoral System

Steven White

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Russia’s mixed parallel system was adopted after the collapse of communism, following a series of negotiations and disagreements between parliament and president. The high thresholds applied in the ... More


Ireland: The Discreet Charm of PR‐STV

Michael Gallagher

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Ireland is among the few countries to employ proportional representation by the single transferable vote (STV), an electoral system that is highly rated by many researchers in the field. In the Irish ... More


The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Michael Rush

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book presents a fascinating picture of the role of the MP during the last 150 years. The book examines the various roles of Members of Parliament since the middle of the last century. Backbench ... More


From Gentlemen to Players: Complementary, Separate or Conflicting Roles?

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on how MPs see the balance between the partisan, scrutiny, and constituency roles, and whether they are perceived as complementary, separate, or conflicting. Even analytically it ... More


Parliamentary Representation, c.1832–1886

Matthew Cragoe

in Culture, Politics, and National Identity in Wales 1832-1886

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207542
eISBN:
9780191716737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207542.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the issue of representation, and the ways in which notions of what this entailed changed in the period between the First and Third Reform Acts. It indicates the broad outlines ... More


Women and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women

Elizabeth Evans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083471
eISBN:
9781781702277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083471.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book provides an exploration of women's representation and the third party in UK politics. Based on extensive research, it is a comprehensive gendered analysis of the Liberal Democrats and the ... More


Welfare policy under New Labour: Views from inside Westminster

Hugh Bochel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347909
eISBN:
9781447304227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347909.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Based on an extensive series of interviews with MPs and Peers from across Parliament, this book traces the dynamics of political debate on welfare both between and within parties; assesses the ... More


‘Common’ Petitions in the Fourteenth Century

GWILYM DODD

in Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202805
eISBN:
9780191708015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202805.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter is underpinned by an assertion that private petitions and common petitions are not distinct entities. The discussion shows that common petitions grew directly out of the culture of ... More


Private Petitions in the Fifteenth Century

GWILYM DODD

in Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202805
eISBN:
9780191708015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202805.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter takes the discussion of private petitions up to the end of the late medieval period. It focuses on two key developments that fundamentally changed the nature of private business in the ... More


Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

G. R. Searle

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Historians have long debated the issue of why Britain did not experience a ‘middle-class revolution’. In the mid-Victorian years, in the aftermath of the Great Reform Act and the repeal of the Corn ... More


Parliamentary Government

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the meaning of parliamentary government, parliamentary government and representative government, parliamentary government and responsible government, parliamentary government ... More


The Political Context

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the political context within which Parliament operates. Topics covered include the growth of government in the 19th and 20th centuries, the origins and development of the party ... More


The Socio-Economic Transformation of the House of Commons

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter shows that although the party composition of the House of Commons chan change suddenly, its socio-economic composition tends to change slowly. Changes of party composition are ... More


The Professionalization of the Member of Parliament

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the professionalization of the MP. This refers to the development of the full-time Member in both attitude and practice, the provision of a level of salary sufficient to ... More


Parliamentary Participation: Continuity and Change 1

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that although parties are engines of Parliament, driving government and opposition, it is largely these roles of government and opposition which determine levels of participation, ... More


The Role of the Member of Parliament: Continuity and Change 2

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents a discussion on the role of MPs, which can be divided into three inter-linked roles — that of the partisan, the scrutinizer of the executive, and the constituency ... More


The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860

Miles Taylor

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204824
eISBN:
9780191676413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204824.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book is a study of British radicalism in the years between the collapse of Chartism in 1848 and the advent of Gladstonian liberalism in the 1860s. It explains how and why radicalism lost its ... More


The elites–masses gap in European integration

Wolfgang C. Müller, Marcelo Jenny, and Alejandro Ecker

in The Europe of Elites: A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602315
eISBN:
9780191738951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602315.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

The chapter makes one conceptual and one empirical contribution to the study of the elite–masses gap in European integration. While most research focuses on substantive representation of voter ... More


Zoroastrians in British Politics

John R. Hinnells

in Zoroastrians in Britain: The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures: University of Oxford 1985

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261933
eISBN:
9780191682247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261933.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines Zoroastrians in British politics. Unlike other South Asian groups in Britain, Zoroastrians have never constituted a significant electoral group because of their small number. ... More


Introduction

Miles Taylor

in The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204824
eISBN:
9780191676413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204824.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book explores the rise and fall of British radical politics between the general election of 1847 and the first year of Lord Palmerston's third and final ministry 1859–60. The introduction of the ... More


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