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Party Decline in the Parties State? The Changing Environment of German Politics

Susan E. Scarrow

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The 1949 (West) German Basic Law established a system of party‐based democracy that has now endured for more than half a century, yet today's political system is not identical to that of earlier ... More


Institutions and Coalition Building in Post‐Communist Transitions

Olga Shvetsova

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the ten years of post‐communist transition, the countries of Eastern and Central Europe have passed through several election cycles, providing new evidence of the influence of formal political ... More


Continuing Reforms in the Era of Coalition Politics

Suresh D. Tendulkar and T.A. Bhavani

in Understanding Reforms: Post-1991 India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198085584
eISBN:
9780199082087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085584.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses some speculative suggestions about the sustainability and ownership of reforms. The critical role of the emergence of regional parties in national politics with neutral ... More


Divided Government in Mexico's Presidentialist Regime: the 1997–2000 Experience

Joseph L. Klesner

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses the historical background, which led to the emergence of divided government in the 1990s, and the way in which this new political environment was managed during the 1997–2000 ... More


“This is What Democracy Looks Like”: Protests as Democratic Imaginary

Michaele L. Ferguson

in Sharing Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter argues that it would be insufficient for theorists to adopt the view that commonality is the product of human activity. Democratic theory requires shifting from an orientation to ... More


The Dynamics of Coalition Politics and Democracy in Sri Lanka

Jayadeva Uyangoda

in Coalition Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198079392
eISBN:
9780199082735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079392.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores political contexts and conditions that have made coalition politics an enduring feature in the politics of parliamentary governance in Sri Lanka since the political independence ... More


Coalition Politics in India: A Cultural Synergy or Political Expediency?

Bidyut Chakrabarty

in FORGING POWER: Coalition Politics in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676761
eISBN:
9780199081554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676761.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explores the history of the coalition politics in India. Coalitions are articulated within an institutional framework, and two specific methods for this have been concretized in Indian ... More


Reforms in Perspective: General Issues for India

Suresh D. Tendulkar and T.A. Bhavani

in Understanding Reforms: Post-1991 India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198085584
eISBN:
9780199082087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085584.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The hesitant economic policy reforms of the 1980s and the wide-ranging systemic ones since 1991 have resulted in a remarkable transformation of the Indian economy from a slow-growing one to ranking ... More


Questions in the Post-1991 Reforms Process

Suresh D. Tendulkar and T.A. Bhavani

in Understanding Reforms: Post-1991 India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198085584
eISBN:
9780199082087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085584.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a set of coherent and plausible clues towards unscrambling the puzzling features of the Indian reform process, while addressing the challenging questions in political economy ... More


Coalition and Collaboration among Advocacy Organizations

in Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226777405
eISBN:
9780226777450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777450.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the coalitions among advocacy organizations, asking whether such alliances are an alternative vehicle for activity on issues affecting disadvantaged subgroups. Alliances with ... More


Agency and Feminist Politics: The Role of Democratic Coalitions

Carisa R. Showden

in Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655953
eISBN:
9781452946092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655953.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses how feminist coalition politics highlights the development and deployment of women’s agency. Coalition politics accommodates the shifting capacities for agency across sites for ... More


FORGING POWER: Coalition Politics in India

BIDYUT CHAKRABARTY

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676761
eISBN:
9780199081554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676761.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This volume looks at the evolution of coalition politics in India, both at the national and provincial levels. It investigates the processes that led to coalition governments. It explores the ... More


Coalition Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Asia

E. Sridharan (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198079392
eISBN:
9780199082735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079392.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This volume is a comparative study of coalition politics and democracy in Asia, drawing on the experiences of four countries in coalition governments: India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Japan. It ... More


Between Hindu Nationalism and Coalition Politics: Jana Sangh, BJP, and the ‘Moderation Thesis’ Regarding the ‘Radical Parties’

Christophe Jaffrelot

in Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092070
eISBN:
9780199082704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Focusing on the ‘right-wing’ radical political formations in India, the essay examines how far their participation in electoral process has produced a process of moderation. As per the proposed ... More


Parliaments and Government Formation: Unpacking Investiture Rules

Bjørn Erik Rasch, Shane Martin, and José Antonio Cheibub (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747017
eISBN:
9780191809286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747017.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Under parliamentarism, the executive, typically termed ‘the government’, comes from, and remains responsible to, the national parliament. Although government formation has long been recognized as a ... More


Introduction

Zoya Hasan

in Congress after Indira: Policy, Power, Political Change (1984-2009)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195685978
eISBN:
9780199082216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685978.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The introduction discusses the theme of this volume which is about the changes in the political strategies and structure of the Indian National Congress after Indira Gandhi. This volume provides an ... More


Free Soil Politics and the Twilight of the Second Party System, 1849–1853

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter highlights the role Free Soil Party politicians like Salmon Chase and John P. Hale played in heated debates over the Compromise of 1850 and then Free Soilers’ efforts to rouse opposition ... More


Clash of Ideas

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the evolutionary forces within black politics that paved the way for Barack Obama's ascendency to the White House. It begins by revisiting the campaigns of Shirley Chisholm and ... More


Inheritance Unbound: The Politics of Personal Law Reform in Pakistan and India

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the constitutional and political dimensions of formal legal change in Pakistan and India. The process of change referred to is one with an explicitly ‘religious’ dimensions: in ... More


Demands for Representation

José María Maravall

in Demands on Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198778523
eISBN:
9780191823848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778523.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Representation always means delegation of power. This delegation is called into question when voters believe that their control over politicians is undermined. This happens when politicians operate ... More


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