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The Selectorate

Reuven Y. Hazan and Gideon Rahat

in Democracy within Parties: Candidate Selection Methods and Their Political Consequences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572540
eISBN:
9780191723070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572540.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The selectorate is the body that selects a political party's candidates for public office. We classify the selectorate according to levels of inclusiveness versus exclusiveness. The most inclusive ... More


Democracy within Parties: Candidate Selection Methods and Their Political Consequences

Reuven Y. Hazan and Gideon Rahat

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572540
eISBN:
9780191723070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572540.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Can too much participation harm democracy? Democratic theory places great importance upon the conduct of elections, but it is not often recognized that the electoral game takes place in two arenas, ... More


Competition

Reuven Y. Hazan and Gideon Rahat

in Democracy within Parties: Candidate Selection Methods and Their Political Consequences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572540
eISBN:
9780191723070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572540.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In order to explain what political competition is in the context of candidate selection, this chapter examines the ways that scholars have operationalized competition within political parties and ... More


Responsiveness

Reuven Y. Hazan and Gideon Rahat

in Democracy within Parties: Candidate Selection Methods and Their Political Consequences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572540
eISBN:
9780191723070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572540.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter addresses each of the four main dimensions of candidate selection (candidacy, selectorate, decentralization, and voting/appointment) according to its impact on different aspects of ... More


Who Picks the Party Leader?

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/9780199596720.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines who has voice in the selection of party leaders. The chapter first identifies the possibilities ranging from the leader being selected by a single or small group of party elites ... More


Explaining Change in Leadership Selectorates 1

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/9780199596720.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter establishes considerable movement in the expansion of the leadership selectorate in recent decades. At the starting point of this study (1965), the large majority of parties restricted ... More


Leadership Selection in Non-Westminster Democracies 1

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/9780199596720.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers whether the findings thus far have applicability outside the Westminster cases. Specifically, this chapter reviews the available evidence on who selects party leaders in two ... More


Issues, leaders, and regimes: reaching settlement in Northern Ireland

Andrew P. Owsiak

in Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784995287
eISBN:
9781526124180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995287.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

How do actors settle contentious territorial issues – particularly the delimitation of their mutual borders? This chapter uses interview data to examine this broad question within the context of ... More


Paths to Peace and Prosperity

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

in Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the expected results of conflict and how those results relate to decisions to participate in war. It highlights the fact that domestic politics shape foreign policy decision ... More


Explaining Change in Party Leadership Selection Rules

Mihail Chiru, Anika Gauja, Sergiu Gherghina, and Juan Rodríguez-Teruel

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/9780198748984.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Party leadership selection rules are a relevant type of organizational change owing to their functional importance, their visibility, and their broader applicability to the party organization as a ... More


Do Leadership Changes Improve Electoral Performance?

Helene Helboe Pedersen and Gijs Schumacher

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/9780198748984.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Does changing the leader improve a party’s electoral performance? And does it matter for electoral performance who selects the leader? We hypothesize that in parties with inclusive selectorates ... More


Conclusion: Creative Insecurity and Its Implications

Mark Zachary Taylor

in The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190464127
eISBN:
9780190609252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464127.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter summarizes this book’s findings and discusses their implications for research and policy. It also outlines the strengths and weaknesses of creative insecurity theory and makes ... More


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