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Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Margit Tavits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book is about presidents in parliamentary systems. One commonly recurring political debate within parliamentary systems is over whether or not the public should directly elect the head of state. ... More


A Theory of Indirect Election

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

in Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyzes the indirect elections of U.S. senators in state legislatures within a broader theoretical framework of how parties interact with institutional and electoral settings to affect ... More


Senate Electoral Responsiveness under Indirect and Direct Election

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

in Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter integrates findings on indirect elections with current scholarship on the impact of the adoption of the Seventeenth Amendment and onset of direct elections. It constructs a comprehensive ... More


Introduction

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

in Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the dynamics of indirect elections and assess the consequences of the switch to direct elections with the adoption of the ... More


Political Dynamics and Senate Representation

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

in Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the links between the indirect electoral mechanism and patterns of representational behavior that appear to differ markedly from that exhibited by U.S. senators today. ... More


Myth and Reality of the Seventeenth Amendment

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

in Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter summarizes the book's findings and reflects more broadly on the quality and context of Senate representation under two different electoral systems. In doing so, it addresses several key ... More


Conclusions

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The final chapter reviews the major findings. It also discusses the practical implications of these findings reiterating that the focus of constitution designers on the election mechanism of the head ... More


The Activism of Indirectly and Directly Elected Presidents

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter continues to evaluate the effect of selection methods on presidential activism with a thorough investigation of countries employing indirect (Estonia, Hungary, Germany) or direct ... More


Candidate Emergence, Political Ambition, and Seat Value

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

in Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the value of a Senate seat and a general assessment of the value that a Senate seat added to a state during this era of federalism. It argues that ... More


Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people—instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the ... More


Dividing the Executive?: Party Coalitions and Indirect Presidential Elections

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/9780199675302.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the politics of presidential election in four states where the head of state is chosen by the legislature: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, and Latvia. In these states, ... More


Democracy and representation: the rights of mayors

Colin Copus

in Leading the Localities: Executive Mayors in English Local Governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071867
eISBN:
9781781701379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071867.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the political power of the English elected mayor, how mayors have carved out a role for themselves locally and how they have operated within a framework set out in both ... More


Elections and Democracy in France, 1789–1848

Malcolm Crook

in Re-imagining Democracy in the Age of Revolutions: America, France, Britain, Ireland 1750-1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669158
eISBN:
9780191757365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669158.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History, History of Ideas

When French revolutionaries abolished privilege, they undermined the traditional basis for representing society. Elections acquired a central role in the new political order, because they could be ... More


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