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The Consequences of Political Support

Russell J. Dalton

in Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199268436
eISBN:
9780191708572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268436.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter first discusses the potential theoretical consequences of political support. It examines the individual consequences of distrust on patterns of political participation, compliance to the ... More


The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Kathryn A. DePalo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Failure of Term Limits in Florida assesses the impact of term limitations on Florida’s state legislature and provides the theory and history behind the term limits movement. This book argues term ... More


De-biasing Democracy

John O. McGinnis

in Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151021
eISBN:
9781400845453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses how democracy can adopt reforms, including those based on new information technology, to combat bias more effectively. These include reinforcing majority rule and ... More


Committees

William McKay and Charles W. Johnson

in Parliament and Congress: Representation and Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199273621
eISBN:
9780191594281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273621.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, UK Politics

Parliamentary legislative and scrutiny committees are distinct. The latter—select committees—are composed of backbenchers, bipartisan and ideally independent of government or Opposition. Prominent in ... More


The Limits of Electoral Reform

Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695409
eISBN:
9780191751486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695409.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Institutions to electoral reform advocates and political scientists#x2014;both argue that variation in electoral institutions affectshow elected officials and citizens behave. Change the rules, and ... More


Introduction: The Campaign for Term Limits

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides the theory and history behind the term limits movement in Florida including an historical account of the campaign for the term limits amendment in 1992. This chapter discusses ... More


Loss of Institutional Memory and the Business of the Legislature

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What opponents feared most—a detrimental impact on the business of legislating—and the consequences of term limits on the lawmaking process is explored in chapter six. The power of leaders in the ... More


Term Limits: Effects, but Not as Advertised

Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan

in The Limits of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695409
eISBN:
9780191751486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695409.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Term limits in the US were a reform aimed at forcing greater turnover of legislators from office. As with many electoral reforms, it was promoted for the broader, indirect effects it would have on ... More


Electoral Competition and the New Incumbency Advantage

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter two assesses whether term limits have increased electoral competition. Forced turnover has facilitated more competition but only for open seat races. Legislators now effectively “own” their ... More


Filling the Void: Governors, Staff, and Lobbyists

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter seven looks to three entities that have filled the power vacuum created under term limits: the governor, staff, and lobbyists. The legislative branch is severely weakened under term limits. ... More


A Different Breed of Florida Legislators

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter three presents data on the demographics of the legislature in a post-term limits environment. Term limits have not dramatically increased the number of women and minorities elected to office ... More


Political Career Paths of Term Limited Legislators

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter four looks at the career paths of legislators under term limits and where term limited legislators go. Many run for higher office, but an increasing number of members are going back home to ... More


Presidential Term Limits in Europe

Robert Elgie

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the politics of presidential term limits including that of term lengths, in Europe from the nineteenth century onwards. It surveys twenty-three European countries, namely the ... More


Change Comes to the Florida Legislature

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The major changes to the Florida Legislature over the last half century are summarized in chapter one. These include the effects of major population increases, the modernization and ... More


The Race for Leadership

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter five explores how term limits impacted the race for leadership for both Speaker of the House and the Senate Presidency. Members no longer have time to wait their turn as each incoming ... More


Presidential Term Limits

Alexander Baturo and Robert Elgie

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces major research questions and themes in the politics of presidential term limits. The institution of term limits can be understood as the dependent variable, as the explanatory ... More


The Politics of Presidential Term Limits in the United States

Michael J. Korzi

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Whether by informal rule or constitutional decree, there has been a two-term limit for virtually all American presidents. While the 1788 Constitution allowed presidents “unlimited reeligibility,” ... More


Presidential Term Limits and the International Community

Christina Murray, Eric Alston, and Micha Wiebusch

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Proposed changes to presidential term limits are almost always highly contested and have attracted international and regional attention. A central question that faces the external actors is the ... More


Term Limits and the Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment Doctrine: Lessons from Latin America

David Landau, Yaniv Roznai, and Rosalind Dixon

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the interaction between term limit provisions and the unconstitutional constitutional amendment doctrine in Latin America. It illustrates the varied approaches of courts ... More


Term Limits and Succession in Dictatorships

Natasha Ezrow

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores executive term limits in authoritarian regimes. Though it may seem counter-intuitive, authoritarian regimes often willingly implement term limits. This chapter explains why this ... More


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