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Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Frank Hendriks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Vital Democracy outlines a theory of democracy in action, based on four elementary forms of democracy – pendulum, consensus, voter, and participatory democracy – that are thoroughly ... More


Plural Democracy: Variations on a Theme

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Democracy is defined as a political system in which citizens rule, either by themselves or through others that are elected, influenced, and controlled by the people, in a way that puts each citizen ... More


Opening Debate: Six Characters in Search of Democracy

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In the opening debate, the four models of democracy – central to the main text of the book – are discussed by ‘six characters in search of democracy’. The six, reunited former members of a Politics ... More


The Scandinavian Party Model at the Crossroads

Jan Sundberg

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:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Scandinavian party systems have often been seen as ‘ultra stable’, a view that was certainly justified between 1945 and the early 1970; however, the general election of 1973 in Denmark signalled a ... More


The Presidentialization of The Presidentialization of Politics in Democratic Societies: Politics in Democratic Societies: A Framework for Analysis

Thomas Poguntke and Paul Webb

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Discusses the conceptualization of the presidentialization thesis and presents a framework for analysis. It is argued that democratic political systems are coming to operate according to an ... More


Democratic Analysis

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The political studies community in the United Kingdom has traditionally adopted a distinctive and insular approach, in terms of theory and methods, to constitutional research but there is a pressing ... More


Police

Samuel A. Chambers

in The Lessons of Rancière

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199927210
eISBN:
9780199980529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927210.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

“Police” is an absolutely central concept to Rancière's broader corpus and proves particularly important to his understanding of politics, but it has often been a neglected term in his writings. This ... More


New Patterns of Democracy in the Countries of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems 2

Julian Bernauer, Nathalie Giger, and Adrian Vatter

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter introduces a new database on political-institutional patterns of democracy used in the contributions to the book. It provides an update and extension of Lijphart’s (1999, 2012) ... More


Meaningful Choices: Does Parties’ Supply Matter?

Bernhard Wessels and Hermann Schmitt

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter asks under which conditions elections are most meaningful by looking at (a) the contribution of institutions, (b) the supply side of politics, and (c) the demand side. Emphasis is placed ... More


Policy-based Voting and the Type of Democracy

Diana Burlacu and Gábor Tóka

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines whether various features of what Lijphart called consensus democracy, such as proportional representation, multiparty systems, and coalition governments promote party–voter ... More


Switzerland Versus the Lingua Franca Thesis

Joseph Lacey

in Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796886
eISBN:
9780191838576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796886.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The goal of this chapter is to understand how Switzerland has managed to turn a linguistic make-up that is centrifugally explosive in theory into one that is relatively benign in practice. On the one ... More


A Conceptual Map of the EU

Joseph Lacey

in Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796886
eISBN:
9780191838576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796886.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides a conceptual map of the European Union. Using the ideas of political system and Sartori’s ladder of abstraction and rules of concept formation as a scaffold, the point of ... More


Modern Prime-Ministerial Leadership in the Netherlands: Consensus or Confrontation?

Marij Swinkels, Sabine van Zuydam, and Femke Van Esch

in The Leadership Capital Index: A New Perspective on Political Leadership

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198783848
eISBN:
9780191826498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783848.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the leadership style of Dutch prime ministers (PMs) and asks the question what type of leadership skills, relations, and reputations are most effective in modern Dutch ... More


Nuclear Power and Politics in the Netherlands

Kees Aarts and Maarten Arentsen

in The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Western Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747031
eISBN:
9780191809309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747031.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Nuclear power accounts for a low share only of electricity generation in the Netherlands. Plans for further expansion came to a halt due to a high-intensity nuclear energy debate and the Chernobyl ... More


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