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Australia: The Alternative Vote in a Compliant Political Culture

David M. Farrell and Ian McAllister

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:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The history of Australian electoral systems shows a high degree of democratic experimentation. Australia employs the alternative vote to elect its lower house of parliament, and the single ... More


Political Parties in Australia: Party Stability in a Utilitarian Society

Ian McAllister

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:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Placed in a comparative perspective, the hallmark of Australian politics is the dominance of party: the vast majority of voters identify with and vote for one of the major political parties, and ... More


Compulsory voting, electoral integrity and democratic legitimacy

Sarah Birch

in Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077623
eISBN:
9781781701874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077623.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the influence of compulsory voting on electoral integrity and the overall legitimacy of the political system. Reducing electoral abuse and improving electoral integrity were ... More


Compulsory voting and electoral turnout

Sarah Birch

in Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077623
eISBN:
9781781701874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077623.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter turns to the topic that has received the greatest amount of attention from those who have studied the institution of compulsory voting: aggregate turnout. The question of concern in this ... More


Introduction

Sarah Birch

in Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077623
eISBN:
9781781701874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077623.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a detailed overview of the history, practice, causes and effects of the legal obligation to vote, as well as an analysis of the normative arguments surrounding it. Recent debates ... More


Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting

Sarah Birch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077623
eISBN:
9781781701874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077623.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a book-length study of compulsory voting. About a quarter of all democracies in the contemporary world legally oblige their citizens to vote, making this an important aspect of electoral ... More


The Value-Extracting Enablers

William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin

in Predatory Value Extraction: How the Looting of the Business Corporation Became the US Norm and How Sustainable Prosperity Can Be Restored

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846772
eISBN:
9780191881770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846772.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter explains historical and systemic sources of institutional activism. Starting from re-examining underlying principles of New Deal financial regulations established in the 1930s that ... More


Australia’s Electoral Idiosyncrasies

William O. Coleman

in Only in Australia: The History, Politics, and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198753254
eISBN:
9780191814853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753254.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Public and Welfare

The chapter brings out five features of the Australian electoral system: the original use of the secret ballot, preferential voting, compulsory voting, an independent Australian Electoral Commission, ... More


Remedying Diploma Democracy

Mark Bovens and Anchrit Wille

in Diploma Democracy: The Rise of Political Meritocracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198790631
eISBN:
9780191833151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790631.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How can we remedy some of the negative effects of diploma democracy? First, we discuss the rise of nationalist parties. They have forced the mainstream political parties to pay more attention to the ... More


Gone Fishing: Non-Voting and the Problem of Abstention

Malcolm Crook

in How the French Learned to Vote: A History of Electoral Practice in France

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780192894786
eISBN:
9780191915659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894786.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Non-voting has become a major issue of late as electoral participation has declined in most liberal democracies, not just in France. However, the history of voting demonstrates that this is no new ... More


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