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Factions, Party Responsibility, and American Institutions

Daniel DiSalvo

in Engines of Change: Party Factions in American Politics, 1868-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891702
eISBN:
9780199949410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891702.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the arguments of this book that parties rarely, if ever, act as wholes. It discusses the relationship of factions to American political institutions generally. It also ... More


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

Paul M. Sniderman and Benjamin Highton (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Citizens are political simpletons—that is only a modest exaggeration of a common characterization of voters. Certainly, there is no shortage of evidence of citizens' limited political knowledge, even ... More


Microstory of Polarization in Congress

Bryan D. Jones, Sean M. Theriault, and Michelle C. Whyman

in The Great Broadening: How the Vast Expansion of the Policymaking Agenda Transformed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226625805
eISBN:
9780226626130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626130.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In Chapter 11, we examine the way that the political parties in Congress confronted new issues and find that Democrats and Republicans contributed roughly equally to the broadening of the scope of ... More


The Gingrich Senators and Party Polarization in the U.S. Senate

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Gingrich Senators are at the root of party polarization in the Senate. In fact, almost all of the increase in polarization over the last 30 years is a direct consequence of the increasing numbers ... More


Electoral Choice—Voter Demand and Party Supply

Russell J. Dalton

in Political Realignment: Economics, Culture, and Electoral Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830986
eISBN:
9780191868924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830986.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of the economic and cultural cleavages on Europeans’ voting choices over time. There is a strong and persisting influence of the economic cleavage on voting choices ... More


External supply side: the roots of success and political opportunity structures in successful cases

Vera Stojarova

in The far right in the Balkans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089732
eISBN:
9781781706473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089732.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The author examines variables which might potentially influence the success of far right political parties and looks at successful cases, exploring the Serbian, Bulgarian and Romanian milieu to try ... More


Determinants of Dimension Dominance

Herbert Kitschelt and Philipp Rehm

in Welfare Democracies and Party Politics: Explaining Electoral Dynamics in Times of Changing Welfare Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198807971
eISBN:
9780191845765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807971.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

In some countries, electoral competition predominantly revolves around redistributional questions (“first-dimension politics”), while in other countries, issues related to cultural matters (guns, ... More


External supply side: the roots of success and political opportunity structures in the less successful cases

Vera Stojarova

in The far right in the Balkans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089732
eISBN:
9781781706473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089732.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The author examines variables which might potentially influence the success of far right political parties by looking at less successful cases, including Croatia, Montenegro and Albania as well as ... More


Partisan Motives and Consideration of Compromise

Jennifer Wolak

in Compromise in an Age of Party Polarization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510490
eISBN:
9780197510537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510490.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

In a time of party polarization, citizens increasingly see the world in partisan terms. The animosities people feel for the opposing partisan side could threaten the prospects for compromise. This ... More


The Partisan Senate

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

I show how the Senate has entered a new period following the Textbook Senate from the mid-twentieth century and the individualized era from the 1960s and 1970s. In the Partisan Senate, the senators ... More


Political Institutions, Perceptions of Representation, and the Turnout Decision

André Blais, Shane Singh, and Delia Dumitrescu

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Individuals who feel that a party represents their interests are more likely to participate in elections. This chapter examines the macro-level sources of perceptions of representation. The chapter ... More


Enduring Divisions and New Dimensions: Class Voting in Denmark

Sara Binzer Hobolt

in Political Choice Matters: Explaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199663996
eISBN:
9780191745140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663996.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of social class on voting behaviour in Denmark. The main finding is that class voting has not significantly declined in importance over the last four decades in ... More


Congruence and Representation

Russell J. Dalton

in Political Realignment: Economics, Culture, and Electoral Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830986
eISBN:
9780191868924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830986.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the congruence between voters and their preferred party on the economic and cultural cleavages. It describes political representation on both cleavages at the macro and micro ... More


The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Sean M. Theriault

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Senate of the mid-twentieth century, which was venerated by journalists, historians, and senators alike, is today a distant memory. Electioneering on the Senate floor, playing games with the ... More


The Limits of Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era

James M. Curry and Frances E. Lee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226716213
eISBN:
9780226716497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226716497.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

To many observers, Congress has become a deeply partisan institution where ideologically-distinct political parties do little more than engage in legislative trench warfare. A zero-sum, ... More


Mass Politics in a Post-Crisis World: Whither Democracy?

Timothy Hellwig, Yesola Kweon, and Jack Vowles

in Democracy Under Siege?: Parties, Voters, and Elections After the Great Recession

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198846208
eISBN:
9780191881367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846208.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes our main arguments in light of the evidence. Implications of this book for the study of the welfare state and for electoral change are discussed. We extend our analyses to ... More


The 2010 Elections, the 112th Congress, the Tea Party Senators, and Gingrich’s Presidential Campaign

Sean M. Theriault

in The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199307456
eISBN:
9780199344901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199307456.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

One Gingrich Senator in particular, Jim DeMint, was instrumental in recruiting, funding, and mentoring the Tea Party Senators. In turn, the Tea Party Senators have behaved much as the Gingrich ... More


Compromise in an Age of Party Polarization

Jennifer Wolak

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510490
eISBN:
9780197510537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510490.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Congressional debates are increasingly defined by gridlock and stalemate, with partisan showdowns that lead to government shutdowns. Compromise in Congress seems hard to reach. But do politicians ... More


The Challenges of Compromise

Jennifer Wolak

in Compromise in an Age of Party Polarization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510490
eISBN:
9780197510537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510490.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

In a time of party polarization, compromises seem increasingly uncommon in Congress. To what degree can this be attributed to the demands of the electorate? If people value partisan fidelity and ... More


Challenges of Electoral Integrity during the 2016 US Elections

Pippa Norris

in Why American Elections Are Flawed (and How to Fix Them)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501713408
eISBN:
9781501712753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713408.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes several major challenges observed during the 2016 US elections. Five issues pose growing risks to electoral legitimacy in the 2016 race: partisan polarization over electoral ... More


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