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Who Votes in Local Elections?

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines who votes in local elections and whether their low electoral turnout is problematic for the legitimacy of their local democracies. The evidence suggests that, for the ... More


What Influences Local Voters’ Electoral Choices?

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines what individual voters know about local elections and what factors shape their voting choices. After reviewing how and why we might expect that local voting behavior may differ ... More


Systematic versus Idiosyncratic Factors in Local Elections

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the systematic factors behind local electoral results. Looking at data from over 7,000 different municipalities over a twenty-year time period, it appears that local elections ... More


Introduction

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to provide an answer to the question: “Who governs” America when Americans live in so many types of places and under so many types of ... More


Elections: Parliamentary, Locals Trade-Unionist

Alison Sharrock

in The Arab Minority in Israel, 1967–1991: Political Aspects

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277125
eISBN:
9780191684159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277125.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the participation and experience of the Arab minority in parliamentary, local, and trade unionist elections in Israel from ... More


Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Local government is the hidden leviathan of American politics: it accounts for nearly a tenth of gross domestic product, it collects nearly as much in taxes as the federal government, and its ... More


Who Runs for Local Office?

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the types of people who run for office and the types of campaigns they run. It examines the impact of factors such as personal ambition, civic responsibility, mobilizing ... More


The Struggle for Political Representation: Labour Candidates and the Liberal Party, 1868–76

James Owen

in Labour and the Caucus: Working-Class Radicalism and Organised Liberalism in England, 1868-1888

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319440
eISBN:
9781781387207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319440.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, by examining both parliamentary and local elections between 1868 and 1876, demonstrates how working-class candidates could adapt their attitude towards local Liberalism depending on the ... More


Why seek to serve?

Colin Copus

in In Defence of Councillors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088322
eISBN:
9781526104236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter examines the complex set of reasons, stimuli and motivations that lead individuals to place themselves before the voters to become elected councillors. It examines the political ... More


The Struggle against Fascism: March 1930—December 1941

Timothy Gorringe

in Karl Barth: Against Hegemony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752462
eISBN:
9780191695117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Barth was already evidently concerned with issues of theological and political developments when he moved to Bonn in March 1930. Germany was increasingly experiencing unemployment and the local ... More


The multiple identities of anti-socialism

David Thackeray

in Conservatism for the democratic age: Conservative cultures and the challenge of mass politics in early twentieth century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087615
eISBN:
9781781705858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087615.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

After 1918 local politics became a pressing concern for Conservatives as although a Labour parliamentary majority appeared unlikely, achieving control of municipal councils provided it with a key ... More


Conclusion

John Curtice, Nicola McEwen, Michael Marsh, and Rachel Ormston

in Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638994
eISBN:
9780748652891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638994.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Does the 2007 election indeed mark a revolutionary break in Scotland's links with the rest of the United Kingdom and in the importance of personality in local elections? Or does it simply mark an ... More


The Evolving Political Landscape in the Enclaves

in Europe or Africa?: A Contemporary Study of the Spanish North African Enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239857
eISBN:
9781846313066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239857.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter surveys the impact, on both national and local elections, of the relationship between the Spanish community in the enclaves and the central government in Madrid. It examines the ... More


Culture, Context, and the Political Incorporation of Immigrant-Origin Groups in Europe

Rafaela M. Dancygier

in Outsiders No More?: Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199311316
eISBN:
9780199344918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311316.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses how both culture and context matter in shaping immigrants' political incorporation. It first illustrates the significance of group-level social organization by investigating ... More


Immigrants and Political Rights in the City

Avner de Shalit

in Cities and Immigration: Political and Moral Dilemmas in the New Era of Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198833215
eISBN:
9780191871443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833215.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

If immigrants do settle in the city, what political rights should they have? The criteria for being a city-zen in a city are controversial. On the one hand it seems that immigrants have an interest ... More


In the Eye: Incumbents from Severely Damaged Cities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Florida City and Homestead were entirely within the severe damage zone of Hurricane Andrew--the hurricane's eye wall. Devastation from the hurricane is most clearly associated with this area of the ... More


Latinos for Dinkins: The Coalition’s Complicated Victory, 1989

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149402
eISBN:
9780231520355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149402.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter delves into the planning and organizing that led to the election of David Dinkins as New York City’s first African American mayor in 1989 and the role that organized labor and Latino ... More


The challenge of class politics

David Thackeray

in Conservatism for the democratic age: Conservative cultures and the challenge of mass politics in early twentieth century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087615
eISBN:
9781781705858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087615.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Work on late-Victorian Conservatism stresses that Salisbury’s party developed a wide support base by promoting a heterogeneous programme, appealing to both working and middle class social cultures. ... More


Partisanship, the Personal Vote, and Constituency Service

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 8 tests observable implications of the book’s theory on constituency service’s supply, using the field experiment introduced in Chapter 3 to assess politicians’ motivations to respond to ... More


Resistance and the Law: Prisons and Political Struggle

Kieran McEvoy

in Paramilitary Imprisonment in Northern Ireland: Resistance, Management, and Release

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299073
eISBN:
9780191685590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299073.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses primarily on the views of Republican prisoners and former prisoners, in particular towards law as a resistance strategy. It begins with an examination of the attitudes of ... More


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