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Social Structure and Party Choice 1

Maria Oskarson

in The European Voter: A Comparative Study Of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199273218
eISBN:
9780191602962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273219.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the explanatory power of the social cleavage model presented by Lipset and Rokkan in the 1960s. According to most of the dominant literature, the explanatory power of this model ... More


The Problem of Party System Change

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the second of three chapters on persistence and change in political parties. Its theme is the problem of party system change in western Europe, and its purpose, rather than to propose some ... More


The Structuring of Social Citizenship: A Theoretical Framework

Maurizio Ferrera

in The Boundaries of Welfare: European Integration and the New Spatial Politics of Social Protection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284665
eISBN:
9780191603273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284660.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter surveys the “state-building” literature and discusses, in particular, the works of Stein Rokkan and of Albert Hirschman, highlighting their usefulness for studying welfare state ... More


The Rise of Caste Politics: Party System Change and Voter Realignment, 1962–2004

OLIVER HEATH and YOGENDRA YADAV

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the relationship formed between the social structure of India and its contemporary patterns. It tries to show how this relates to the theories of social cleavage alignment, and ... More


The Changing Social Basis of Party Support

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The key questions in the seventh chapter of the book are related to the changes in the social basis of support for the parties in the British political spectrum in the period 1979–1997 and whether ... More


Introduction

Stefan Svallfors

in The Political Sociology of the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754354
eISBN:
9780804768153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754354.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Political sociologists study the link between social and political life, primarily by understanding variations in the relationship between social structure, political orientations, and political ... More


Political Institutions and the Social Anchoring of the Vote

Pedro C. Magalhães

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/9780198716334.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the extent to which voting choices in more than 30 elections and countries are anchored in important social, demographic, and group-membership features, such as social class, ... More


Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification

Bruce Lincoln

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199372362
eISBN:
9780199372393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372362.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Using a diverse set of case studies that range from medieval banquets to professional wrestling, African kingship and Lakota Sun Dances to the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre and atrocities of the ... More


Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Suhas Palshikar, K C Suri, and Yogendra Yadav (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The political storm that swept Indian politics in the 1990s consolidated the post-Congress polity, a condition in which the Indian National Congress was no longer in a position to set the national ... More


Introduction: Normalization of the ‘Post-Congress Polity’

Suhas Palshikar, K.C. Suri, and Yogendra Yadav

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book deals with the different aspects of electoral politics in Indian states during the period 2008-2012 and the nature of the relationship between between electoral politics in the states and ... More


Suburban Exclusion and the Courts: Can a Class-Based Remedy Reduce Urban Segregation?

Gary Orfield

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the role of housing segregation in the structure of racial, income, and economic inequality. It addresses the growing social cleavages in metropolitan areas where resources are ... More


Class Politics in Ireland: How Economic Catastrophe Realigned Irish Politics

James Tilley and John Garry

in A Conservative Revolution?: Electoral Change in Twenty-First Century Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198744030
eISBN:
9780191804021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744030.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Ireland has traditionally been portrayed as a political system in which social cleavages have played little role in driving vote choices. In 2011, the implosion of Fianna Fáil, which up to that point ... More


Coalitions and Democratic Deepening in India *

E. Sridharan

in Coalition Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198079392
eISBN:
9780199082735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079392.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter offers a detailed treatment of coalition politics in India and how it has conducted to the deepening of democracy by contributing to power-sharing by a wider range of parties and ethnic ... More


Strong Ties between Independent Organizations: Unions and Political Parties in Switzerland

Roland Erne and Sebastian Schief

in Left-of-Centre Parties and Trade Unions in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198790471
eISBN:
9780191831751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790471.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Although Swiss unions are notionally independent from political parties, this chapter distinguishes three currents within the Swiss labour movement: a left-wing current around the Swiss Trade Union ... More


Introduction: Ideology in India’s Electoral Politics

Pradeep K. Chhibber and Rahul Verma

in Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190623876
eISBN:
9780190623913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623876.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Indian party politics is typically characterized as centered around leaders, based on social cleavages, and not ideological. This book challenges those views and asserts that, as in many other parts ... More


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