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Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

5.4 million Americans—one in every forty voting age adults—are denied the right to participate in democratic elections because of a past or current felony conviction. In several American states, one ... More


Do Leaders' Personalities Really Matter?

Anthony King

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is an introductory chapter, which starts with a general discussion of whether leaders’ personalities really matter in determining the outcome of democratic elections, and then considers a number ... More


Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Anthony King (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A widely held belief concerning democratic elections is that the votes of many individuals are influenced by their assessments of the competing candidates’ personalities and other personal ... More


The Impact of Candidate Traits in American Presidential Elections

Larry M. Bartels

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The aim of this chapter is to provide a systematic test of the conventional wisdom that personality is key in contemporary American electoral politics. Using survey data from the six most recent ... More


Shaping the Electoral Arena

Andreas Schedler

in The Politics of Uncertainty: Sustaining and Subverting Electoral Authoritarianism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680320
eISBN:
9780191760242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680320.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Electoral authoritarian regimes transgress democratic norms in severe and systematic ways. Grounded in democratic theory, the chapter first delineates the minimum norms of democratic elections. It ... More


Electoral Systems: Types, Patterns, Trends

Arend Lijphart

in Electoral Systems and Party Systems: A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies, 1945-1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273479
eISBN:
9780191684050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273479.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the dimensions of the seventy electoral systems used in twenty-four countries that hold democratic and parliamentary elections. These dimensions are the district magnitude or ... More


Signaling Democracy and the Norm of Internationally Observed Elections

Susan D. Hyde

in The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma: Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449666
eISBN:
9780801460777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449666.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter sets out a theory on why international election observation became an international norm. It presents a stylized model of the interaction between governments seeking international ... More


Personality Politics?: The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Elections

Marina Costa Lobo and John Curtice (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199660124
eISBN:
9780191755934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660124.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book assesses the role that voters’ perceptions and evaluations of leaders play in democratic elections. The book presents evidence from an array of countries with diverse historical and ... More


Disenfranchisement and the Limits of Democratic Theory

Claudio López-Guerra

in Democracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198705789
eISBN:
9780191775222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705789.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers the objection that the previous chapters might fail to achieve one of the book’s objectives, namely, to shed light on the practical debates about the franchise around the world ... More


The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma: Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm

Susan D. Hyde

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449666
eISBN:
9780801460777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449666.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Why did election monitoring become an international norm? Why do pseudo-democrats invite international observers, even when they are likely to be caught manipulating elections? Is election ... More


Conventions, Constituent Assemblies, and Round Tables: The Principles of Legitimacy of Democratic Constitution Making

Andrew Arato

in Post Sovereign Constitution Making: Learning and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198755982
eISBN:
9780191816987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755982.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the round-table form of the new paradigm of constitution making and argues that it is an authentic democratic form of constitution making, to be placed side by side with the ... More


Consent, Residence, and the Democratic Voice

Ruth C. A. Higgins

in The Moral Limits of Law: Obedience, Respect, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265671
eISBN:
9780191699092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265671.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Consent is a peculiarly liberal motif. The accounts advanced by A. John Simmons and Joseph Raz are explained in order to understand ‘consent’. Raz's model of consent provides a clearer and more ... More


Congolité: Elections and the Politics of Autochthony in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Stephen Jackson

in Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708439
eISBN:
9780814725481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708439.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the politics of authenticity revolving around the concept of Congolité in the Democratic Republic of Congo from mid-2006 onward. Emerging shortly before the country's first ... More


A Democratic Priest: “Padre David has the word”

Peter M. Sánchez

in Priest Under Fire: "Padre David Rodríguez, the Catholic Church, and El Salvador's Revolutionary Movement"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061191
eISBN:
9780813051482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061191.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 6 tells the story of Rodríguez’s move to democratic political leadership. Victory for the FMLN meant that they could now finally participate politically and bring necessary changes via the ... More


Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War

Tanya Harmer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834954
eISBN:
9781469602721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869246_harmer
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Fidel Castro described Salvador Allende's democratic election as president of Chile in 1970 as the most important revolutionary triumph in Latin America after the Cuban revolution. Yet celebrations ... More


Conclusion

Ian Harris

in Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter returns to the developments in Buddhism during the PRK period and beyond in discussing the struggles of these Cambodian Buddhists in the face of changing sociopolitical ... More


Poor Countries, Poor Governments

M. A. Thomas

in Govern Like Us: U.S. Expectations of Poor Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171205
eISBN:
9780231539111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171205.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes just how poor the governments of the poorest countries are and what this means in terms of both what their governments can provide and how they are financed. A quick graph of ... More


What if China democratizes? What if it doesn’t?

Randall Peerenboom

in China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226122
eISBN:
9780191696183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226122.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the consequences of China democratizing and the possible domestic, economic, political, legal, and social development implications. It notes that democracy is most likely to be ... More


Conclusion

in The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770835
eISBN:
9780804781794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770835.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on equitable development in Southeast Asia, and highlights the similarities and differences in the experiences of Malaysia, Thailand, the ... More


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