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The Sources of Opposition Party Strength

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Why do we see the emergence of strong, cross-ethnic opposition parties in some democratizing regimes, while opposition parties in other countries remain organizationally underdeveloped and often ... More


Opposition and Collective Identity in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 5 addresses the process by which the Zimbabwean labor movement moved from ally to adversary. As in other African countries, the implementation of economic structural adjustment in Zimbabwe in ... More


From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Adrienne LeBas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Why do strong opposition party organizations emerge in some democratizing countries, while those in others remain weak or quickly fragment on ethnic lines? This book offers an explanation for why ... More


The Rise and the Fall of the Economic Technocrats

Roderic Ai Camp

in The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199742851
eISBN:
9780199866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The traditional view of Mexican leadership suggests that only one significant shift in the professional training and education credentials defining technocratic politicians has occurred in the second ... More


Concluding Remarks: Opposition in Support of the Arab State, Revisited

I. William Zartman

in Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034744
eISBN:
9780813039077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034744.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Robert Dahl's classic treatment of patterns of opposition in Western democracies sets the stage for some propositions and observations regarding the Arab experience. Firstly, the smaller the party, ... More


Political Parties

Ma Nagok

in Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098107
eISBN:
9789882207271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Along with the weakening of Hong Kong's legislature after 1997, the development of political parties underwent retrogression. Although political parties played an integral role in the country's ... More


Contemporary accounts of Croatian national identity

Alex J. Bellamy

in The Formation of Croatian National Identity: A Centuries-Old Dream?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065026
eISBN:
9781781700440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065026.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates how the Croatian nation was imagined in the 1990s. It focuses on four sets of accounts that attempted to provide contemporary resonance to the abstract frames of national ... More


The Formation of Croatian National Identity: A Centuries-Old Dream?

Alex J. Bellamy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065026
eISBN:
9781781700440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065026.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book assesses the formation of Croatian national identity in the 1990s. It develops a novel framework, calling into question both primordial and modernist approaches to nationalism and national ... More


Judicial Contestation of Policy: Political Parties

in Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758116
eISBN:
9780804786799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758116.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter, which examines the opposition political parties' strategic use of judicial contestation of policy in Brazil, describes the Workers' Party's tactical use of the courts while in ... More


Nativism Struggles: 1858–60

Marius M. Carriere Jr.

in The Know Nothings in Louisiana

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816849
eISBN:
9781496816887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816849.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 5 discusses how some Know Nothing felt the American party’s candidates’ inaction and the lethargy of the party’s leaders led to the party’s defeat in 1857. Some Know Nothings continued to ... More


Content: Constitutional Rewrites and Changes in Presidential Powers

Javier Corrales

in Fixing Democracy: How Power Asymmetries Help Explain Presidential Powers in New Constitutions, Evidence from Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190868895
eISBN:
9780190869380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868895.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides the broadest evidence on behalf of my power asymmetry argument. It begins by discussing my index of presidential powers (the dependent variable), which draws heavily from ... More


Judicial Contestation of Policy: The OAB1

in Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758116
eISBN:
9780804786799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758116.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter, which examines the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil's (OAB) strategic use of judicial contestation of policy, analyzes the complex internal motivations driving the OAB's use of the courts ... More


From the “Loyal” to the “Revolutionary” Karen 1: Looking at Burma’spost-independent Eras

Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung

in Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories Under the Burmese Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199335039
eISBN:
9780199366750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335039.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung investigates the life of Mahn Nyunt Maung, a Karen national, who has personally witnessed the emergence and evolution of the Karen armed struggle and survived an incredible ... More


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