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Still Functional After All These Years: Parties in the United States, 1960–2000

John C. Green

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The American party system has experienced considerable change since 1960, and the meaning of this change is the subject of much debate, at the core of which is a basic question: how functional is the ... More


The Only Game in Town: Party Politics in Hungary

Zsolt Enyedi and Gábor Tóka

in Party Politics in New Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199289653
eISBN:
9780191710964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289653.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines Hungarian party politics. Topics covered include the popular legitimacy, organizational strength, and the role of political parties in the government process. It is shown that ... More


Electoral Reform in the UK: A Veto Player Analysis *

Adrian Blau

in To Keep or To Change First Past The Post?: The Politics of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539390
eISBN:
9780191715761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539390.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter uses veto-player theory to explore the prospects for electoral reform in the UK. The chapter introduces the idea of ‘path-setting’ to show how the government can help or hinder reform ... More


Institutional Explanations for Political Support

Pippa Norris

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Substantial cross‐national variations have been demonstrated in political support/institutional confidence; the aim of this chapter is to investigate why these major differences between countries ... More


The Four Houses

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/9780199273621.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, UK Politics

Impartiality of the presiding officers is characteristic at Westminster, and in the Commons is the lynch‐pin of many procedures. The Commons Chamber does not seat all Members since debate is intended ... More


Two-party or Direct Economic Tort Liability

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The orthodox analysis of the economic torts focuses on three-party, indirect liability. Both the tort of inducing breach of contract and the unlawful means tort envisage the use of a third party or ... More


V1. Party System

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

There is no such thing as the party system in the United Kingdom but an embryonic multi‐levelled hierarchy of party systems. The existence of different party systems, founded and perpetuated by ... More


Co-ordinating Opinion

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Despite the substantial executive powers government derives from a centralised and unitary monarchical political system, public opinion in Britain wells up spontaneously from below. Already in Walter ... More


An Integrated Model of Two-Party Elections

Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel, and Michael M. Ting

in A Behavioral Theory of Elections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135076
eISBN:
9781400836802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135076.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces a model of two-party elections that integrates the focused models of party competition, turnout, and voter choice. To address the complexity of this synthetic model, ... More


The Political Context

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the political context within which Parliament operates. Topics covered include the growth of government in the 19th and 20th centuries, the origins and development of the party ... More


“The Present Administration Are Your Best Recruiting Officers”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One Massachusetts Whig lamented after Henry Clay's shocking defeat. His despair about the party's continued viability was widely shared. Many historians have accepted these Whig obituary notices as ... More


Intimidation

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the history and modern form of this tort. Two key issues surrounding this tort remain controversial as was highlighted by the recent decisions in OBG and Total Network. These ... More


 Complicating the Two‐Party Protestant Explanation

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The two‐party system in American Protestantism is a convenient rubric to generalize American religion. However, it does not frame the facts on the ground; American religion generally and ... More


Consequences: Toward a More Responsible Two-Party System?

Nelson W. Polsby

in How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that in order to liberalize the Democratic Party, and therefore to liberalize the policy outputs of the House of Representatives as long as Democrats controlled the House, it was ... More


Party Patronage in Greece: Political Entrepreneurship in a Party Patronage Democracy

Takis S. Pappas and Zina Assimakopoulou

in Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199599370
eISBN:
9780191741517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599370.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Before the Greek debt crisis began in 2009, few were aware of the scale of patronage politics in contemporary Greece, and the ways it has for a long time affected the country’s policy-making. This ... More


Representation in the One-Party South

Devin Caughey

in The Unsolid South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181806
eISBN:
9780691184005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181806.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter conducts a systematic statistical analysis of congressional representation in the one-party South. Overall, the evidence presented in the previous chapters suggests a political system ... More


The British General Election of 1931

Andrew Thorpe

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202189
eISBN:
9780191675195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202189.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The British general election of 1931 marked the culmination of a period of political and economic crisis, and has long been regarded as a watershed in 20th-century British history. In the summer of ... More


A Statewide Two-Party Reality

Peter Dunbar and Mike Haridopolos

in The Modern Republican Party in Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066127
eISBN:
9780813058337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066127.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 provides a narrative of the Republican emergence in elections to control Florida’s executive branch of government. It introduces Republican governors from Claude Kirk to Ron DeSantis and ... More


Consent and Its Counterfeits

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 3: Harm to Self

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195059236
eISBN:
9780199869473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195059239.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The dilemmas of legal paternalism arise in their most complicated forms in two‐party cases. Legislatures using a soft paternalistic strategy often enact laws, for instance, in the cases of suicide, ... More


Two Few: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America

Lee Drutman

in Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190913854
eISBN:
9780197516980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913854.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues the case for multiparty democracy. Multiparty democracy with proportional representation is the norm among advanced democracies. America is the rare democracy left behind with an ... More


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