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The Problem of Party System Change

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the second of three chapters on persistence and change in political parties. Its theme is the problem of party system change in western Europe, and its purpose, rather than to propose some ... More


Choosing MMP in New Zealand: Explaining the 1993 Electoral Reform

David Denemark

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Explores several of the factors that significantly affected the transition of New Zealand's political system from a pluralitarian (extreme majoritarian) system famous for its tranquil efficacy to an ... More


The Origins and Components of Electoral Systems

Rein Taagepera

in Predicting Party Sizes: The Logic of Simple Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287741
eISBN:
9780191713408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287741.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

When choosing an electoral system, the main tradeoff is between decisiveness of government and representation of minority views. With simple electoral systems, their average effect can be predicted. ... More


Introduction

Jacques Thomassen

in The European Voter: A Comparative Study Of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199273218
eISBN:
9780191602962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273219.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter begins with a description of main purpose of this book, which is to describe and explain the electoral changes in Western Europe in the second half of the 20th century. It ... More


Systemic Failure, Coordination, and Contingencies: Understanding Electoral System Change in New Zealand

Jack Vowles

in To Keep or To Change First Past The Post?: The Politics of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539390
eISBN:
9780191715761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539390.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

There are two interpretations of electoral system change in New Zealand; one, that it was a result of social and political changes generating a ‘systemic failure’ of the former ... More


Myths of Electoral Change and the Survival of the ‘Old’ Parties 1

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the second of three chapters on persistence and change in political parties, and discusses myths of electoral change and the survival of the ‘old’ parties in western Europe. It starts by ... More


Party Systems and Structures of Competition

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the third of three chapters on political party systems and structures of competition, and presents an overall review. In the first section, Approaches to the Classification of Party Systems: ... More


Continuities, Changes, and the Vulnerability of Party

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the first of three chapters on persistence and change in political parties. Its theme is continuities, changes, and the vulnerability of the party in western Europe, and the aim is to ... More


Comparative Politics: Micro‐Behavioral Perspectives

Russell J. Dalton

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Political events and democratization have created emerging questions for the analysis of comparative politics. This provides opportunities to test the role of political culture, voting preferences, ... More


Themes on Mexican Leadership and Democracy

Roderic Ai Camp

in The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199742851
eISBN:
9780199866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Political reforms which impact on the electoral process can have long-standing and unintended consequences on the characteristics of political leadership, on the gatekeepers of that leadership, and ... More


Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Anthony F. Heath and Roger Jeffery (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

India's society, economy, and polity have been transformed at a gathering pace since the early 1990s, and India's growing role on the world stage makes it imperative to understand the roots and ... More


Voters on the Move or on the Run?

Bernhard Weßels, Hans Rattinger, Sigrid Roßteutscher, and Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199662630
eISBN:
9780191756191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662630.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book addresses electoral change, the reasons, and the consequences. By investigating heterogeneity of voting (part I) and complexity of voting and its context (part II) it shows that increasing ... More


Altered States: Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape

Thomas M. Holbrook

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190269128
eISBN:
9780190632809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269128.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This book looks at change in party fortunes in presidential elections since 1972, documenting the magnitude, direction, and consequences of changes in party support in the states. It finds that the ... More


To Reform or Not to Reform?: The Determinants and Processes of Institutional Change in Established Democracies

Camille Bedock

in Reforming Democracy: Institutional Engineering in Western Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779582
eISBN:
9780191824630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779582.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This theoretical chapter presents the existing contributions in order to enable understanding of the determinants of democratic reforms, but also the processes leading to reform in established ... More


Introduction: the politics of Conservative renewal

Gillian Peele and John Francis (eds)

in David Cameron and Conservative Renewal: The Limits of Modernisation?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991531
eISBN:
9781526120946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991531.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the key themes of the book. It analyses David Cameron’s strategy for rebuilding Conservative electoral appeal and the evolution of his modernisation ... More


Party identification in the wake of the crisis: A nascent realignment?

Rory Costello

in The post-crisis Irish voter: Voting behaviour in the Irish 2016 general election

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526122643
eISBN:
9781526138989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122643.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents the first dedicated study of party attachment in Ireland in the wake of the economic crisis. Previous research shows that party identification has historically been an important ... More


The Acceptance of Party Unity in Sweden, 1985 to 2010

David M. Willumsen

in The Acceptance of Party Unity in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805434
eISBN:
9780191843501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805434.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Analysing six waves of parliamentary surveys in Sweden, this chapter discusses the variation in the extent to which MPs have a reason to vote against their party based on policy preferences alone, ... More


Class Voting and Left-Right Party Positions: A Comparative Study of Fifteen Western Democracies, 1960–2005

Giedo Jansen, Geoffrey Evans, and Nan Dirk de Graaf

in Political Choice Matters: Explaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199663996
eISBN:
9780191745140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663996.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Studies that explain class voting have often focused on ‘bottom-up” social factors, but paid little attention to ‘top-down’ political factors. In this chapter, we argue that party positions on ... More


The Political Evolution of Class and Religion: An Interpretation for the Netherlands, 1971–2006

Nan Dirk de Graaf, Giedo Jansen, and Ariana Need

in Political Choice Matters: Explaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199663996
eISBN:
9780191745140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663996.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates whether changes in religious and class voting in the Netherlands can be interpreted by social and political factors. From the social perspective we focus on compositional ... More


Introduction

Thomas Hennessey, Máire Braniff, James W. McAuley, Jonathan Tonge, and Sophie A. Whiting

in The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198794387
eISBN:
9780191835889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794387.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) was the dominant party in Northern Ireland from the 1920s until the end of the twentieth century. The twenty-first century has been much more of a struggle. The UUP ... More


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