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Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility: A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Sonia Alonso

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691579
eISBN:
9780191741234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691579.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

How do state parties react to the challenge of peripheral parties demanding political power to be devolved to their culturally distinct territories? Is devolution the best response to these demands? ... More


Are Politicians Vote‐Maximizers?

Leif Lewin

in Self-Interest and Public Interest in Western Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277255
eISBN:
9780191599774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277253.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

According to the assumption of the public‐choice theory, politicians are guided by their self‐interest and vote maximization. By analysing studies based on theories of the political business cycle, ... More


Centre–Periphery Party Competition

Sonia Alonso

in Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility: A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691579
eISBN:
9780191741234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691579.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 2 presents a series of hypotheses about how centre–periphery party competition occurs based on a combination of the spatial and saliency models of party behaviour. One of the two main theses ... More


Conclusions

Sonia Alonso

in Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility: A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691579
eISBN:
9780191741234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691579.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter returns to the paradoxes discussed at the beginning of the book in order to assess them critically. The chapter concludes that the main rationale behind devolution was the protection of ... More


The politics of ‘W-ism’

Ashbee Edward

in The Bush Administration, Sex and the Moral Agenda

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072765
eISBN:
9781781701294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072765.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the development of George W. Bush's thinking, the ways in which it has been shaped by the need to capture the votes of those with moderate attitudes and the electoral ... More


The Great Republican Mystery, 1951–1952

Michael Bowen

in The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834855
eISBN:
9781469602752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869192_bowen.10
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the 1950 election results, which did nothing to quell Republican factionalism as both Taft and Dewey saw the outcomes as further justification for their electoral strategies. ... More


Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Richard Hayton and Andrew S. Crines (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

How do leading Conservative figures strive to communicate with and influence the electorate? Why have some proven more effective than others in advancing their personal positions and ideological ... More


Between Ossian Sweet and the Great Depression: Tolerance and Northern Racial Liberal Discourse in the Late 1920s

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines how northern racial liberals' commitment to the language of tolerance obscured their unself-conscious embrace of aspects of the racially unequal status quo that they understood ... More


Strategic Candidates and Public Funding

Michael G. Miller

in Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452277
eISBN:
9780801469527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452277.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the effects of public funding on the strategic decisions that candidates make. Participation in public funding is likely to change the strategic considerations that candidates ... More


The oratory of Stanley Baldwin

Andrew Taylor

in Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Baldwin is a central figure in the emergence of modern Conservative and British politics. Despite denying being an orator, Baldwin’s public utterances are often cited as critical in developing and ... More


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