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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


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


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


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


 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


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


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


“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


Giants with Feet of Clay: Political Parties in Colombia

Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of the political parties in the crisis of democratic representation in Colombia. It explains that Colombia's two-party system actually functioned as multi-party system ... More


“All Manner of Schemes and Rascalities”: The Politics of Promotion in the Union Army

Timothy J. Orr

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay will examine how northern partisanship tainted the promotion of Union officers and how these detrimental effects on partisan politics challenge the reigning paradigm that the North's ... More


Preserving the Party System

George C. Edwards III

in Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243888
eISBN:
9780300249651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243888.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter concerns the preservation of the party system as another argument in favor of electoral colleges. This argument asserts that the direct election of the president would fragment and ... More


Introduction

Robert M. Alexander

in Representation and the Electoral College

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190939427
eISBN:
9780190939465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939427.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines common arguments surrounding the Electoral College. Many of these arguments were present with the 2016 presidential election. The election marked the sixth time the popular vote ... More


George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064289
eISBN:
9781781700310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064289.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The eighteenth century was long deemed ‘the classical age of the constitution’ in Britain, with cabinet government based on a two-party system of Whigs and Tories in Parliament, and a monarchy whose ... More


Copperheads in Connecticut: A Peace Movement That Imperiled the Union

Matthew Warshauer

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay argues that the two-party system so inflamed partisanship that wartime politics in Connecticut provide ample evidence to support Weber's position. It insists that the Democrats’ fierce and ... More


An Exploration of Alternatives

Edward B. Foley

in Presidential Elections and Majority Rule: The Rise, Demise, and Potential Restoration of the Jeffersonian Electoral College

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190060152
eISBN:
9780190060183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060152.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A constitutional amendment to replace the Electoral College is not feasible, at least for the foreseeable future. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact plan, as a method of nullifying the ... More


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