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Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Robert Elgie (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Divided government occurs when the executive fails to enjoy majority support in at least one house of the legislature. To date, the study of divided government has focused almost exclusively on the ... More


Divided Government in Finland: From a Semi‐Presidential to a Parliamentary Democracy

Heikki Paloheimo

in Divided Government in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295655
eISBN:
9780191599149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295650.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Divided government in the case of Finland has resulted not just from its ‘semi‐presidential’ division of power between the president and the government, but also from the frequency with which the ... More


Denmark: Delegation and Accountability in Minority Situations

Erik Damgaard

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Denmark is close to an ideal-typical model of parliamentary democracy; however, the picture is complicated by at least five general features of Danish politics. First, Denmark is a small state, ... More


Sweden: From Separation of Power to Parliamentary Supremacy—and Back Agai n ?

Torbjörn Bergman

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While far from perfect, for much of the post-war period the Swedish chain of democratic delegation and accountability has not been affected by serious agency problems. Fierce electoral competition ... More


Conclusion

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-Types And Democratic Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199585984
eISBN:
9780191729003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585984.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The book ends by revisiting the standard problems of semi-presidentialism that were identified in Chapter 1 and placing them in the context of the findings about premier-presidentialism and ... More


Denmark: Simplicity Embedded in Complexity (or is it the Other Way Round)?

Jørgen Elklit

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Denmark has a very inclusive electoral system, combining high proportionality, low thresholds, and meaningful voter choice among candidates. Its multi-party system results in coalition governments, ... More


Single-Party Parliamentary Governments: The British and Canadians

David P. Auerswald and Stephen M. Saideman

in NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159386
eISBN:
9781400848676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159386.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses a second type of political system where individual leaders are empowered: parliamentary systems with a single party controlling the government. Great Britain and Canada have ... More


Sweden: The Institutionally Invoked Consensus

Michael Koß

in The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572755
eISBN:
9780191595103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572755.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The most important variable facilitating the Swedish parties' consensus on state funding was the constitutional reform of 1970. The constitutional reform strengthened the position of the bourgeois ... More


The Perils of Semi-Presidentialism?

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-Types And Democratic Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199585984
eISBN:
9780191729003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585984.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter outlines the basic economic, social, historical, and international factors that affect the performance of democracy. It reviews the literature about the so-called perils of ... More


Myths, methods and minorities

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter sets out the methodological framework, demonstrating through the study that there is a distinctive British tradition of minority government: parties in a hung parliament usually ... More


MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

David Howell

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Labour Party became a major political force in Britain during the 1920s. It unexpectedly entered office as a minority government in 1924; five years later as the largest party in the Commons it ... More


Minority Self-Governments in Hungary— a Special Model of NTA?

Balázs Vizi

in Managing Diversity through Non-Territorial Autonomy: Assessing Advantages, Deficiencies, and Risks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198738459
eISBN:
9780191801747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738459.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

The chapter offers an overview of the historical development and ideological background of the idea of minority autonomy arrangements in Hungary. Minorities in Hungary—except for the Roma—are small ... More


The birth of myths: alternatives to government formation

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter identifies and analyses previously neglected strategic dilemmas confronted at the outset of the formation of Minority Governments by Wilson in 1974 and Callaghan in 1976. Challenging ... More


Independents and government

Liam Weeks

in Independents in Irish party democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099601
eISBN:
9781526138774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099601.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the role of independents in parliament, specifically in terms of their contribution to the formation and maintenance of governments, because this is where their influence is ... More


Myths about leaders: personalities and strategy-making

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter aims to demonstrate that both Labour and the Conservatives were far more strategically proactive when approaching Minority Government in the 1970s than has been assumed in popular and ... More


Myths and secret plans: future minority governments/coalitions

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reveals Labour’s, and especially the Conservatives’, embryonic secret plans for future minority or coalition governments during the 1970s, devised in response to the possible absence of ... More


Rewriting political mythology in 2017

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The rereading of Minority Governments in 1970s Britain, through declassified papers and a wide range of publicly available sources, provides an invaluable perspective on subsequent British political ... More


The Labour minority governments

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World, Volume 1: The Evolution of Labour's Foreign Policy, 1900-51

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067440
eISBN:
9781781700655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067440.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on the post-war period and the two Labour minority governments of 1924 and 1929–31 in Great Britain. During this period, the Labour Party had some considerable impact on British ... More


The myth of binary choice: electoral timing

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

As a direct result of the state of minority government, both main parties in 1970s Britain, contrary to popular perceptions, conducted extensive planning for an election being called across a range ... More


The British tradition of minority government

Timothy Noël Peacock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Conservative plans for a coalition government, a snap General Election, Prime Ministers considering whether to resign after an electoral or referendum defeat, and the contemplation of both Labour and ... More


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