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The Low Countries: From ‘Prime Minister’ The Low Countries: From ‘Prime Minister’ to President‐Minister

Stefaan Fiers and André Krouwel

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Historically, both Belgium and the Netherlands are archetypes of ‘consociational democracies’. These are characterized by broad multi-party coalitions, numerous power-sharing devices, and fragile ... More


Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

William P. Cross and André Blais

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book is a comparative study of the rules, norms, and behaviour surrounding political party leadership. The primary analysis includes twenty‐five parties in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New ... More


Political Parties as Campaign Organizations

David M. Farrell and Paul Webb

in Parties Without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253098
eISBN:
9780191599026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253099.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Considers the organizational consequences for parties of the professionalization of election campaigning. This process has gone through three main stages, from pre‐modern, through the TV‐dominated ... More


Rules of the Game

William Cross and André Blais

in Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

It has long been established that the rules governing general elections can significantly influence outcomes. This chapter argues that the same is true for party leadership contests. In addition to ... More


Retirements, Resignations, and Removals

William Cross and André Blais

in Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the circumstances surrounding the end of leadership tenures. Consideration is given to how long leaders last in the job, and how this varies among countries and over time. ... More


How Should we Choose Party Leaders?

William Cross and André Blais

in Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers how party leaders should be chosen in parliamentary democracies and how they should be held to account. Party leaders are too important, both within the party and generally ... More


Running, Getting Elected, and Staying in Office

William Cross and André Blais

in Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores three of the defining characteristics of leadership politics: competitiveness of contests, who wins, and leaders’ longevity. Leadership contests are often not competitive as ... More


The Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective

William Cross and Jean-Benoit Pilet (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748984
eISBN:
9780191811623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748984.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book provides a thematically organized examination of political party leadership selection. There is widespread agreement that political party leaders are increasingly important in election ... More


The End of the Affair: A Comparative Study of How Party Leadership Terms End

Oliver Gruber, William Cross, Scott Pruysers, and Tim Bale

in The Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748984
eISBN:
9780191811623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748984.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While a great deal of scholarly attention has been devoted to the selection of party leaders, considerably less has been written about how leadership tenures end. This chapter aims to help fill this ... More


Why Run? Party Leadership Ambitions in the House of Representatives

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing upon interviews with current and former members of Congress and congressional staff, plus existing research on political ambition, this chapter offers some tentative answers to the question ... More


From Thaw to Freeze: Party History and Soviet Literature, 1956–57

Polly Jones

in Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300185126
eISBN:
9780300187212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185126.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines how the increasingly stricter limits in late 1956 and 1957 were negotiated and contested within two of the main professions shaping public memory: Soviet literature and party ... More


The Senate Whip System: An Exploration

Erin M. Bradbury, Ryan A. Davidson, and C. Lawrence Evans

in Why Not Parties?: Party Effects in the United States Senate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534879
eISBN:
9780226534947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534947.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a description of the Senate whip system in action. It provides a degree of support for contentions that majority-party leaders in the chamber influence member behavior and ... More


Uncovering the Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective

Jean-Benoit Pilet and William Cross

in The Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748984
eISBN:
9780191811623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748984.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews the existing literature on party leadership selection, highlights the need for a comprehensive, cross-national study of the subject, and explains the research base and data that ... More


Competitiveness of Party Leadership Selection Processes

Ofer Kenig, Gideon Rahat, and Or Tuttnauer

in The Politics of Party Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748984
eISBN:
9780191811623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748984.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses competitiveness of party leadership selection processes in about 500 leadership selection events that took place in the years 1965–2012 in more than 100 parties from 14 ... More


The Liberal Democrats: ideology and organisation

Evans Elizabeth

in Women and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083471
eISBN:
9781781702277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083471.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

To understand the Liberal Democrats' response to women's descriptive representation, one must also understand the ideology and organisation of the party. Analysis of these institutional factors will ... More


The Political Institutions of Rights-Protection

Mark Tushnet

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the determinants of a politics that is directed at the specification of rights, including: whether there is parliamentary supremacy or separation of powers, whether the ... More


The varying electoral fortunes of the West European parties of the extreme right

Elisabeth Carter

in The Extreme Right in Western Europe: Success or Failure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070488
eISBN:
9781781701966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070488.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book explores the question on the variation in the right-wing extremist party vote across Western Europe in a comprehensive and comparative manner. It investigates whether the disparity in the ... More


(Mis)Managing Leadership Capital: Canadian Prime Ministers

Jonathan Malloy

in The Leadership Capital Index: A New Perspective on Political Leadership

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198783848
eISBN:
9780191826498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783848.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter applies the Leadership Capital Index (LCI) to Canada, focusing on the experience of two recent prime ministers, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper. While leadership capital may initially ... More


Social Justice and the SNP

Stephen Maxwell

in The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes the understanding of the Scottish National Party (SNP) on social justice. The economic development and opposition to nuclear weapons are in the SNP's political DNA. Electoral ... More


The PSOE in Opposition, 1996–2004

Paul Kennedy

in The Spanish Socialist Party and the modernisation of Spain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719074134
eISBN:
9781781706220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074134.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Chapter 7 considers the PSOE's period in opposition between 1996 and 2004 and the problematic issue of the leadership of the party following Felipe González's resignation in 1997. It also links the ... More


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