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Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Lawrence Ezrow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Democracy depends on parties to articulate the political preferences of citizens. Do parties perform this crucial function? This book moves beyond conjecture to address empirically the degree to ... More


Are Moderate Parties Rewarded in Multiparty Systems?

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Are moderate parties rewarded in multiparty systems? Cross‐national analyses estimate the vote shares for approximately eighty parties across twelve Western European democracies. The results indicate ... More


Parties' Policy Programs and the Dog that Did not Bark: No Evidence that Proportional Systems Promote Extreme Party Positioning

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

There is extensive theoretical research that explores the linkages between parties' policy positions, on the one hand, and the characteristics of the political system (i.e., voting rules and the ... More


The Fall and Rise of Party Militants

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/9780199742851.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Democratic politics engineered a sea change among politicians in the linkage between holding a party position and a nationally prominent office. Party militants have increased in number dramatically ... More


Proximity and Votes for Mainstream and Niche Parties

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Cross‐sectional analyses of parties' vote shares in twelve Western European democracies are presented, which produce two central findings. The first is that parties, in general, gain more vote shares ... More


Measuring Party Positions

Ryan Bakker and Sara 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/9780199663996.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The study of how party competition affects vote choices requires valid and reliable measures of the policy positions of political parties. This chapter compares the three most commonly used measures ... More


Class Voting and Left-Right Party Positions: A Comparative Study of Fifteen Western Democracies, 1960–2005

Giedo Jansen, Geoffrey Evans, and Nan Dirk de Graaf

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/9780199663996.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Studies that explain class voting have often focused on ‘bottom-up” social factors, but paid little attention to ‘top-down’ political factors. In this chapter, we argue that party positions on ... More


Ideological dimensions in the 2016 elections

Kevin Cunningham and Johan A. Elkink

in The post-crisis Irish voter: Voting behaviour in the Irish 2016 general election

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526122643
eISBN:
9781526138989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122643.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter evaluates the extent to which ideology may now matter more in Irish elections than before. It does so by analysing the relationship between the ideological positions of parties and vote ... More


The Political Evolution of Class and Religion: An Interpretation for the Netherlands, 1971–2006

Nan Dirk de Graaf, Giedo Jansen, and Ariana Need

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/9780199663996.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates whether changes in religious and class voting in the Netherlands can be interpreted by social and political factors. From the social perspective we focus on compositional ... More


Social Divisions and Political Choices in Germany, 1980–2006

Martin Elff

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/9780199663996.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter looks at the development of the relation between social divisions and party preferences and provides some background information about the political development in Germany and the impact ... More


Convergence of government ideology in an era of global competition: an empirical analysis using comparative manifesto data

Stefan Kühner

in Social Policy in an Era of Competition: From Global to Local Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447326274
eISBN:
9781447326328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326274.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter looks at data on the manifestos of political parties across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries to examine how political actors have reframed their ... More


Policy Prioritization

Anthony M. Bertelli and Peter John

in Public Policy Investment: Priority-Setting and Conditional Representation In British Statecraft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199663972
eISBN:
9780191755996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663972.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews extant accounts of public opinion responsiveness, party positioning, political business cycles, and endogenous agenda setting by parties and governments that have different ... More


Welfare Democracies and Multidimensional Party Competition in Europe

Jonathan Polk and Jan Rovny

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/9780198807971.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explains the relationship between the four European worlds of welfare democracies (Nordic, continental, southern, and Anglo-Saxon) and multidimensional party competition. It ... More


Electoral Demand, Party Competition, and Family Policy: The Politics of a New Policy Field

Hanna Schwander

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/9780198807971.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter studies the effect of changing electoral demand and party competition on parties’ family policy orientation in two continental and two southern European countries. Changes in the ... More


Demand and Supply: Citizens and Leaders

Leonardo Morlino, Mario Quaranta, and Francesco Raniolo

in Equality, Freedom, and Democracy: Europe After the Great Recession

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198813873
eISBN:
9780191851612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813873.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

In analysing attitudes and perceptions of people and political party proposals, and how we can lay the bases for searching the explanations of characteristics and level of implementation of our two ... More


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