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Direct Elections or Political Opportunities? Explaining Presidential Activism

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 addresses the most critical issue related to selecting heads of state: the extent to which direct elections enhance presidential powers and political involvement. First, it outlines the ... More


Parties at the Core of Government

Kaare Strøm

in Parties Without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253098
eISBN:
9780191599026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253099.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Examines whether the behaviour of parties in cabinet formation and in control of the executive branch have changed over time. The evidence indicates that parties remain entrenched in the core of the ... More


Cross‐Country Comparisons: Legislative and Executive Inclusion

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

A comparative analysis is given of both actual and simulated election results of the five country case studies (from Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) presented in the book, along ... More


Explaining Gendered Patterns of Cabinet Formation

Claire Annesley, Karen Beckwith, and Susan Franceschet

in Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190069018
eISBN:
9780190069049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069018.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 1 introduces the three research questions guiding the book and outlines the patterns of timing, magnitude, and persistence of women’s cabinet inclusion in Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, ... More


Institutionalist Approaches to Cabinet Appointments: Concepts, Methods, and Data

Claire Annesley, Karen Beckwith, and Susan Franceschet

in Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190069018
eISBN:
9780190069049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069018.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 sets out the book’s theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches for explaining gendered patterns and processes of cabinet formation. Employing a feminist institutionalist ... More


Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender

Claire Annesley, Karen Beckwith, and Susan Franceschet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190069018
eISBN:
9780190069049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069018.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender explores why men have been more likely than women to be appointed to cabinet, why gendered patterns of appointment vary cross-nationally, and why, over time, women’s ... More


Who Selects Ministers?: Rules Empowering and Constraining Selectors

Claire Annesley, Karen Beckwith, and Susan Franceschet

in Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190069018
eISBN:
9780190069049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069018.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 focuses on the political actors who are empowered to select ministers: predominantly presidents and prime ministers. It identifies all the rules, formal and informal, that determine whether ... More


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