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The United Kingdom: Plurality Rule Under Siege

Paul Mitchell

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:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

‘Times they are a-changing . . .’ is at the source of the Westminster model. Or are they? Electoral reformers are still trying to replace Britain’s single-member plurality electoral system with some ... More


Ambivalence and the Partisan Perceptual Screen

Howard G. Lavine, Christopher D. Johnston, and Marco R. Steenbergen

in The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772759
eISBN:
9780199979622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772759.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

Chapter 5 applies the ambivalence model to perceptions of objective political and economic conditions. The chapter demonstrates that univalent (i.e. non-ambivalent) partisans show substantial biases ... More


Value Cleavages and Partisan Conflict

Richard Gunther and Kuan Hsin-chi

in Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199202836
eISBN:
9780191695452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202836.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter tries to map the attitudinal underpinnings of partisan preference in seven countries, based on a multidimensional and cross-nationally comparable battery of questions regarding ... More


Who Governs if Everyone Votes?

John Sides, Eric Schickler, and Jack Citrin

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter addresses three main questions. First, the chapter considers what the partisan differential is between voters and nonvoters. It then asks which election outcomes would have changed party ... More


Winning the Future? Redistricting and Partisan Bias

Nicholas R. Seabrook

in Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705311
eISBN:
9781501707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705311.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the extent to which partisan redistricting creates long-term distortions in congressional elections compared to other types of redistricting. The Supreme Court's failure so far ... More


A Theory of Constrained Redistricting

Nicholas R. Seabrook

in Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705311
eISBN:
9781501707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705311.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the theoretical argument that congressional redistricting, whether by a single party or by other means, is a fundamentally constrained activity, along with the implications of ... More


When Is Responsiveness Partisan Bias?

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/9780190945398.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 10 evaluates the conditions under which politicians will allocate benefits in a contingent, versus noncontingent, manner. It shows that citizens living in areas that offered strong support to ... More


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