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The Nature of Presidential Elections

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers the effect of the selection mechanisms for heads of state on the nature of elections. Using a variety of methodological approaches—case studies, paired comparisons, a natural ... More


The Number and Balance of Parties

Rein Taagepera

in Predicting Party Sizes: The Logic of Simple Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287741
eISBN:
9780191713408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287741.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

When some parties have many seats and some have few, we need a meaningful ‘effective’ number of parties so as to compare the effects of electoral systems on party systems. The standard way to express ... More


Recent Facts and Developments in Corporate Governance

Luis Correia Da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

in Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Reviews the different systems of corporate governance and corporate control around the world. Legal devices that separate ownership from control are discussed. The main corporate governance ... More


Proximity and Votes for Mainstream and Niche Parties

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Cross‐sectional analyses of parties' vote shares in twelve Western European democracies are presented, which produce two central findings. The first is that parties, in general, gain more vote shares ... More


Deviations from Ownership-Control Proportionality—Economic Protectionism Revisited

Wolf-Georg Ringe

in Company Law and Economic Protectionism: New Challenges to European Integration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591459
eISBN:
9780191595578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591459.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter revisits some of the aspects of the one share/one vote (OSOV) debate in the shadow of the protectionist fears that have lurked in the corners of discussions since the beginning of the ... More


Jharkhand: Defies the National Trend

Harishwar Dayal and B.K. Sinha

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/9780198099178.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The pattern of political competition continues to be in flux in Jharkhand over a decade after its formation. Neither the state-level nor the all-India parties have yet mustered sufficient strength to ... More


Uttar Pradesh: The Ebb and Flow of Party Support

Mirza Asmer Beg, Sudhir Kumar, and A.K. Verma

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/9780198099178.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter compares the results of the 2009 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh with those of the 2004 elections. The 2009 LS elections are considered in a continuum with the 2007 and 2012 ... More


Deviations from Ownership–Control Proportionality—Private Benefits and the Bigger Picture

Arad Reisberg

in Company Law and Economic Protectionism: New Challenges to European Integration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591459
eISBN:
9780191595578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591459.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter comments on the study of the one share/one vote (OSOV) debate presented in Chapter 10. It attempts to clarify some issues by presenting three ‘hidden truths’ revealed by the study. The ... More


Social Democracy in Crisis: Outlining the Trends in Western Europe

David McCrone and Michael Keating

in The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748665822
eISBN:
9780748693863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665822.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the electoral performance of social democratic parties in western Europe and finds a pattern of steady, if uneven, decline. The authors argue that this may be true of all ... More


Multiple-Voting Share Structures

Anita Indira Anand

in Shareholder-driven Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190096533
eISBN:
9780190096564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096533.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter focuses on multiple-voting share (MVS) structures, which allow insiders to control governance, thus building the potential for conflicts of interest into the corporation’s own rules. ... More


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