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What Is Different About Post‐Communist Party Systems? 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:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the second of three chapters on political party systems and structures of competition, and looks at post-communist party systems in Europe. The author’s intention is to explore some ... More


Introduction

Jenifer Hart

in Proportional Representation: Critics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201366
eISBN:
9780191674860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201366.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

One of the common misconceptions about proportional representation entails how it supposedly requires advanced mathematical skills for its understanding. Also, it is said to be supported mainly by ... More


Who Controls Short‐Term Policymaking?

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

in Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers what happens after parties negotiate a government. How far do they succeed in carrying out their original intentions and thereby effectuating the preferences of the median ... More


The Electoral Success of Thatcherism

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The authors focus on the principal aspects of the Thatcherite economic reform programme and assess to what extent they were accepted by the British electorate. The analysis shows that the electorate ... More


Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Jacques Thomassen and Hermann Schmitt

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Offers brief definitions of political representation and legitimacy: the former is loosely defined as the concept of representative democracy, including both the institutions of responsible ... More


Comparative Institutional Advantages of Welfare State Regimes and New Coalitions in Welfare State Reforms

Philip Manow

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the second of three chapters on the role of economic interests, and of systems for representing those interests, in the politics of welfare state reform. They explore the linkages between ... More


Unthinkbale Democracy: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Russell J. Dalton and Martin P. Wattenberg

in Parties Without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253098
eISBN:
9780191599026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253099.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Discusses the many important functions that parties play within the democratic process, classifying them according to V.O. Key's general framework of parties in the electorate, as organizations, and ... More


Politics and Social Choice

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Social choice theory helps to design a research strategy. Three institutional variables producing different degrees of stability and different amounts of social utility are: (1) the dispersion of ... More


Who Can Vote

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Small, homogeneous communities in medieval and early modern times were able to make consensual social choices by voting with relatively broad voting rights. In complex societies in modern times, the ... More


On the Primacy of Party in Government: Why Legislative Parties Can Survive Party Decline in the Electorate

Michael F. Thies

in Parties Without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253098
eISBN:
9780191599026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253099.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Argues that despite voluminous evidence of party decline in the electorate, parties in government can survive, even prosper, because the core of the party is and always has been located at the level ... More


Partisan Change and the Democratic Process

Russell J. Dalton and Martin P. Wattenberg

in Parties Without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253098
eISBN:
9780191599026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253099.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This summarizes the findings of this book. Partisanship in the electorate is clearly declining in many respects, but there has been little impact on parties in government to date. In the meantime, ... More


Citizen–Party Linkages, Political Institutions, and Type of Party

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

The chapter identifies the conceptual building blocks which will underpin the rest of the study: these are electoral institutions, two models of electoral outcomes, two models of party ... More


Registration and Organization

Matthew Cragoe

in Culture, Politics, and National Identity in Wales 1832-1886

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207542
eISBN:
9780191716737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207542.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the bodies charged with organizing the local electorate and the changing nature of their role. Local organizational efforts were directed simply towards voter registration in ... More


Liberal Government and the Rural Electorate, 1906–1910

PATRICIA LYNCH

in The Liberal Party in Rural England 1885-1910: Radicalism and Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256211
eISBN:
9780191719677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256211.003.06
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses what happened to the Liberals' new rural strategy after their party's sweeping victory in the general election of 1906. It specifically evaluates the response of the rural ... More


Introduction

PATRICIA LYNCH

in The Liberal Party in Rural England 1885-1910: Radicalism and Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256211
eISBN:
9780191719677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256211.003.07
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins by discussing the reasons for the prevailing historiographical neglect of rural politics. It clarifies several points regarding the relationship between the rural voters and the ... More


Running with Hares and Hunting with Hounds

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses how the growing frustrations and shifting votes of African Americans were not representative of a larger ideological realignment. Over the next three decades, the black ... More


Conclusion

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter returns to broader questions of representation and inequality in U.S. presidential elections. The present analysis of turnout in U.S. presidential elections since 1972 proceeded against ... More


The Constituencies

Miles Taylor

in The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204824
eISBN:
9780191676413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204824.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter explores how the reform party fared in the nation at large. The reform party did not depend on any one type of constituency or one particular class of electors for its existence. The MPs ... More


Immigrants and Electoral Politics: Nonprofit Organizing in a Time of Demographic Change

Heath Brown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704833
eISBN:
9781501705922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704833.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book addresses an important set of questions about the current state and future trajectory of U.S. politics in the midst of increasing racial and ethnic diversity. The book's analysis of voting ... More


Qualified Rule

Paul Langford

in Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689–1798: The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205340
eISBN:
9780191676574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205340.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In this chapter, legislators are revealed as employing the favourite safeguard of the age, the property qualification, to expand the governing class while restricting the rights of the governed ... More


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