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What Can We Expect from Electoral Laws?

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/9780199287741.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

We now expect to be able to fine-tune simple electoral laws to effect party systems and government stability positively, but we still need to be cautious. We should not expect to be able to tailor ... More


Representation and Government

Catherine E. De Vries and Sara B. Hobolt

in Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691194752
eISBN:
9780691206547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194752.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter highlights the impact of the rise of challenger parties on both representation and responsible government. It begins by examining whether voters are more mobilized and feel more ... More


The Institutional Sources of Cabinet Duration

Csaba Nikolenyi

in Institutional Design and Party Government in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199675302
eISBN:
9780191755323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675302.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The ten post-communist democracies vary considerably in terms of the stability and duration of their governments. In some states, such as Hungary, the government that is formed and invested in office ... More


Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

Catherine E. De Vries and Sara B. Hobolt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691194752
eISBN:
9780691206547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194752.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Challenger parties are on the rise in Europe, exemplified by the likes of Podemos in Spain, the National Rally in France, the Alternative for Germany, or the Brexit Party in Great Britain. Like ... More


Institutional Design and Party Government in Post-Communist Europe

Csaba Nikolenyi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199675302
eISBN:
9780191755323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675302.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the institutional foundations of coalition government in the ten post-communist democracies of Eastern and Central Europe for the 1990-2010 period: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, ... More


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