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Advancing Electoral Integrity

Advancing Electoral Integrity

Pippa Norris, Richard W. Frank, and Ferran Martinez i Coma (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368709
eISBN:
9780199368730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Many elections fail. The most overt malpractices used by rulers include imprisoning dissidents, harassing adversaries, coercing voters, vote-rigging counts, and finally, if losing, blatantly ... More

Centripetal DemocracyDemocratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union

Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union

Joseph Lacey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796886
eISBN:
9780191838576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796886.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

Centripetal democracy is the idea that legitimate democratic institutions set in motion forms of citizen practice and representative behaviour that serve as powerful drivers of political identity ... More

Changes for DemocracyActors, Structures, Processes

Changes for Democracy: Actors, Structures, Processes

Leonardo Morlino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199572533
eISBN:
9780191731082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572533.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

A review of the main theoretical findings in the literature on democratic changes prompts the author to propose an empirical definition of democracy, to discuss the main existing normative ... More

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, Agency, and the StateTheory with Comparative Intent

Democracy, Agency, and the State: Theory with Comparative Intent

Guillermo O'Donnell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587612
eISBN:
9780191723384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587612.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This book aims to contribute to a comparatively informed theory of democracy. The book begins by arguing that conceptions of ‘the state’ and ‘democracy’, and their respective defining features, ... More

Democracy’s Fourth Wave?Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Democracy’s Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936953
eISBN:
9780199333080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936953.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

In 2011, four of the world’s most recalcitrant dictators—Zine el Abadine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Muammar el-Gaddafi of Libya, and Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen—fell after decades in ... More

The Democratic Coup d'État

The Democratic Coup d'État

Ozan Varol

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190626013
eISBN:
9780190626051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626013.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

The term “coup d’état,” --French for stroke of the state--brings to mind coups staged by power-hungry generals who overthrow the existing regime, not to democratize but to concentrate power in their ... More

Democratization and Authoritarian Party SurvivalMexico's PRI

Democratization and Authoritarian Party Survival: Mexico's PRI

Joy Langston

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190628512
eISBN:
9780190628550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190628512.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Mexico’s Party of the Institutional Revolution (PRI) held executive power continuously from 1929 to 2000, when its candidate suffered a shocking defeat in the presidential elections. This study, ... More

The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and DemocracyInformation Technology and Political Islam

The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam

Philip N. Howard

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736416
eISBN:
9780199866441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736416.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that boost economic fortunes also undermine power structures. Globally, one in ten ... More

Election WatchdogsTransparency, Accountability and Integrity

Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability and Integrity

Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190677800
eISBN:
9780190677831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190677800.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Recent years have seen resurgent interest in the potential capacity of transparency—the public availability of information—to improve democratic governance. Timely, accurate, granular, and freely ... More

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