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Democracy and the Cartelization of Political Parties

Democracy and the Cartelization of Political Parties

Richard S. Katz and Peter Mair

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199586011
eISBN:
9780191866043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199586011.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Political parties have long been recognized as essential institutions of democratic governance. Both the organization of parties, and their relationships with citizens, the state, and each other have ... More

Democracy When the People Are ThinkingRevitalizing Our Politics Through Public Deliberation

Democracy When the People Are Thinking: Revitalizing Our Politics Through Public Deliberation

James S. Fishkin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820291
eISBN:
9780191860188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820291.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Democracy requires a connection to the “will of the people.” What does that mean in a world of “fake news,” relentless advocacy, dialogue mostly among the like-minded, and massive spending to ... More

An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823452
eISBN:
9780191862137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823452.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

One attractive feature of democracy is its ability to track the truth by information aggregation. The formal support for this claim goes back to Condorcet’s famous jury theorem. However, the theorem ... More

From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

From Party Politics to Personalized Politics?: Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies

Gideon Rahat and Ofer Kenig

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198808008
eISBN:
9780191845796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808008.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The book examines two of the most prominent developments in contemporary democratic politics, party change and political personalization, and the relationship between them. It presents a broad-brush, ... More

Reading Politics with Machiavelli

Reading Politics with Machiavelli

Ronald J. Schmidt, Jr

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190843359
eISBN:
9780190843380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843359.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Reading Politics with Machiavelli is an anachronistic reading of certain key concepts in Machiavelli’s The Prince and The Discourses (as well as some of his correspondence). In 1513, soon after the ... More

The Zapatista Movement and Mexico's Democratic TransitionMobilization, Success, and Survival

The Zapatista Movement and Mexico's Democratic Transition: Mobilization, Success, and Survival

María Inclán

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190869465
eISBN:
9780190869496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869465.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

What happens to insurgent social movements that emerge during a democratic transition but fail to achieve their goals? How influential are they? Are they able to survive their initial mobilizing ... More

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