By Richard S. Katz
Political events and elections are the mainsprings of recent democracy. during this vintage quantity, Richard S. Katz explores the matter of ways a given electoral approach impacts the function of political events and how within which get together contributors are elected. He develops and assessments a idea of the diversities within the team spirit, ideological habit, and factor orientation of Western parliamentary events at the foundation of the electoral structures lower than which they compete. a regular within the box of political conception and notion, The idea of events and the Electoral System contributes to a greater knowing of parliamentary occasion buildings and demonstrates the vast software of the rationalistic strategy for explaining habit derived from the self-interest of political actors.
Read Online or Download A Theory of Parties and Electoral Systems PDF
Best political parties books
This booklet examines the position performed by means of the events themselves in two-party structures. It rejects the argument that the habit of the events is set principally by means of social forces or via the intended common sense of the electoral industry. in its place, it indicates that either constitution and organization can topic. It specializes in 3 significant elements of switch in two-party structures: (i) why sometimes significant events (such because the British Liberals) cave in; (ii) why collapsed events occasionally live on as minor events, and infrequently don't; and (iii) what determines why, and the way, significant events will best friend themselves with minor events for you to maximize their probabilities of profitable.
Chris cook dinner lifts the lid at the 'third Party;' charting their attention-grabbing trip over the past century, from the landslide victory of 1906 less than Asquith, through their descent into divisions and decline within the interwar years, to in-depth research of the 2010 British Election and their go back to executive within the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.
Scott makes a speciality of Hong Kong's political, bureaucratic and criminal associations. the 1st part is worried with public opinion on institutional provisions, vote casting platforms and political events. the second one bargains with present difficulties dealing with the administrative, legislature, paperwork and criminal method. The 3rd half considers the results of chinese language rule at the social and financial context during which Hong Kong's associations will, or won't, functionality.
- The Conservative Ascendancy: How the GOP Right Made Political History
- Political Parties and Minority Participation
- When Victory Is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics
- Paul Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive
- Staatliche Parteienfinanzierung und politischer Wettbewerb: Die Entwicklung der Finanzierungsregimes in Deutschland, Schweden, Großbritannien und Frankreich
Extra info for A Theory of Parties and Electoral Systems
Overall, however, this dataset appears to allow analyses at least as reliable as any others based on interpretation of published records and previous research, As always must be the case, it is left to the reader to decide if the variables used in fact indicate what they are claimed to indicate. 1, along with their countries' scores on each of the four dimensions of electoral law suggested to be especially significant. 1. Parties and electoral system characteristics Country Parties United States United Kingdom Australia Hew Zealand Canada Ireland Austria France W.
Parties, Elections* and Democracy ]$ observer would consider rational if their primary goal were reelection* The reasonableness of this assumption already has been argued; clearly unless its reasonableness is accepted, nothing that follows may be seen as other than coincidence. As already suggested, the world of a theory is in effect a model of reality. 38 The more specific predictions that can be verified, the more confidence may be placed in the theory that generated them. The overall plan of this book is based on Sherlock Holmes's famous dictum that in trying to deduce how things happened one should "think backwards/' From the point of view of the candidate, an election may be seen as having three semidistinct phases; nomination, campaigning, and the actual balloting and determination of the winners.
Alliances and coalitions among parties are more likely when there is ordinal choice allowed to the voters than when the voters' choice is categoric, The nature of choice also leads to a prediction regarding issue orientation: 8. Parties competing in systems with categoric choice will be more issue oriented than parties competing where an ordinal choice is allowed. Finally, the pattern of cohesion or disunity exhibited by a party in parliament may be predicted from district magnitude, the possibility of intraparty choice, and the distribution of resources in the country: 9.