Tag: Electoral

Party Organization and Electoral Success of New Anti-establishment Parties


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English | ISBN: 1032466715 | 2023 | 198 pages | EPUB, PDF | 2 MB + 20 MB
This book examines the new anti-establishment parties electorally succeeding at the expense of their established counterparts and argues that party organization matters for their electoral success.

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Electoral Politics in Zimbabwe, Vol II The 2023 Election and Beyond


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English | ISBN: 3031337956 | 2023 | 458 pages | PDF | 6 MB
Volume two of Electoral Politics in Zimbabwe: The 2023 Election and Beyond argues that research into Zimbabwe’s politics is multifaceted and topical, particularly because for more than two decades now, this Southern African state has been dogged by multiple problems including hyperinflation, drought, escalating poverty levels, extremely high unemployment rates and political instabilities. The volume’s overall goal is to ignite intellectual discussions and practical action towards turning the political wheels that have been in place for decades. The first segment examines the interface between gender and electoral politics in Zimbabwe. The second part discusses the role of the media in Zimbabwe’s electoral politics. The third section reflects on the role of traditional leaders and religious discourses in Zimbabwe’s electoral politics. The book will be a key resource to colleges, universities and organisations in Zimbabwe, the Southern Africa region andeven beyond.

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Electoral Patterns in Alabama Local Change and Continuity Amid National Trends


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English | ISBN: 303106769X | 2022 | 135 pages | PDF | 3 MB
While significant attention in political science is devoted to national level elections, a comprehensive look at state level political dynamics in the United States is so far sorely missing, and state level electoral developments and shifts are treated as mere reflections of national-level dynamics and patterns. This book argues that this significantly impacts our ability to understand macro-level electoral shifts in the United States in general. The book analyzes gubernatorial, congressional, and presidential election results in the state of Alabama from 1945 through 2020. Comprehensive maps of county-level partisan shifts over time and comparisons between trends for different offices make it possible to isolate pivotal elections and compare state-level and national trends over time. When and where did Alabama’s electorate break with the Democratic Party, and were these breaks uniform across the state? Which counties shifted the most over time, and wasthis shift gradual or characterized by change elections? Comprehensive electoral data, on the county- and precinct-level, make it possible to answer these questions and place state-level electoral behavior in its regional and national context. Detailed county level demographic and economic data is used to provide local context for electoral patterns, shifts, and continuities.

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Nationalized Politics Evaluating Electoral Politics Across Time [Audiobook]


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English | ASIN: B0CT6B5HZR | 2024 | M4B@64 kbps | ~06:12:00 | 181 MB
In the United States, politics has become increasingly nationalized in recent years as voter decision-making is now driven by partisan or national political forces rather than the attributes of individual candidates. Indeed, voters now seem more concerned with which of the two national parties will be in power across all levels of government as opposed to which candidate will represent them individually.
Nationalized Politics asks and answers the question, "how has nationalization influenced elections across different political eras?" Jamie L. Carson, Joel Sievert, and Ryan D. Williamson look at historical variation in nationalization through an analysis of congressional elections from 1840 to 2020. By examining roughly 180 years of elections, the authors leverage considerable differences in electoral competition, electoral rules, nationalization, polarization, and partisan advantage via the incumbency advantage. Moreover, Carson, Sievert, and Williamson employ a unique survey design to capture citizen attitudes toward the nationalization of politics to further consider the question of how nationalization is currently shaping politics. Providing a comprehensive history of US congressional elections, Nationalized Politics illustrates the roots of the current electoral landscape in the US.

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Democracy and Disenfranchisement The Morality of Electoral Exclusions


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2014 | 232 Pages | ISBN: 0191016187 | PDF | 4 MB
The denial of voting rights to certain types of persons continues to be a moral problem of practical significance. The disenfranchisement of persons with mental impairments, minors, noncitizen residents, nonresident citizens, and criminal offenders is a matter of controversy in many countries. How should we think morally about electoral exclusions? What should we conclude about these particular cases? This book proposes a set of principles, called the Critical Suffrage Doctrine, that defies conventional beliefs on the legitimate denial of the franchise. According to the Critical Suffrage Doctrine, in some realistic circumstances it is morally acceptable to adopt an alternative to universal suffrage that would exclude the vast majority of sane adults for being largely uninformed. Thus, contrary to what most people believe, current controversies on the franchise are not about exploring the limits of a basic moral right. Regarding such controversies, the Critical Suffrage Doctrine establishes that, in polities with universal suffrage, the blanket disenfranchisement of minors and the mentally impaired cannot be justified; that noncitizen residents should be allowed to vote; that excluding nonresident citizens is permissible; and that criminal offenders should not be disenfranchised-although facilitating voting from prison is not required in all contexts. Political theorists have rarely submitted the franchise to serious scrutiny. Hence this study makes a contribution to a largely neglected and important subject.

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Electoral Politics in Indian States Lok Sabha Elections in 2004 and Beyond


Free Download Electoral Politics in Indian States: Lok Sabha Elections in 2004 and Beyond By Sandeep Shastri (editor), K.C. Suri (editor), Yogendra Yadav (editor)
2009 | 453 Pages | ISBN: 0198063296 | PDF | 77 MB
In the Fourteenth Lok Sabha Elections held in 2004, it was immediately apparent that the ruling coalition–the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)–had been voted out of power and its place taken by another coalition of political parties, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Despite this seemingly clear verdict at the time, the mandate of the elections was largely unclear. Electoral Politics in Indian States: Lok Sabha Elections of 2004 and Beyond is a comprehensive analysis of the outcomes of the 2004 elections. Using detailed electoral data from the 2004 elections from across the country, the volume covers various states, including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala from the south; Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, and Rajasthan from the west; Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh in the north; and Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Manipur in the east. It examines the phenomenon of the ‘third electoral front’, which came into being with the 1989 elections and continues till date. From its origins in a time of political and economic instability and social upheaval, the front has, by this time, given way to a more stable order, even though the era of single party ruled governments has given way to coalition politics. The book highlights the role of state and regional politics at the center, and how the clout of regional parties has increased over the last ten years.This timely and topical volume will be useful for researchers and students of Indian politics, as well as academics, analysts and psephologists, journalists, and the general informed reader interested in the functioning of the Indian political system.

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Leadership and the Problem of Electoral Democracy in Africa


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English | ISBN: 1443899399 | 2016 | 250 pages | PDF | 914 KB
This volume explores the notion that African leaders are fundamentally responsible for electoral malfeasance throughout the continent. The quagmire of fixing elections in order to stay in power ad-infinitum has frequently ledand will continue to leadto political violence, civil wars, internal displacement of citizens, international refugee crises, and economic malaise with its attendant crisis of underdevelopment. This book provides five case studies selected from Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa that illustrate some variations and similarities in the dilemma of electoral democracy in this epoch of Africas democratic experiment. It suggests, among other factors, Colin Powells and Abraham Lincolns theoretical templates as pointers for African political chiefs in their struggle for democratic consolidationa successful move that could advance national legitimacy and political stability critical for impressive development in this millennium.

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Indigenist Mobilization Confronting Electoral Communism and Precarious Livelihoods in Post-Reform Kerala


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2017 | 302 Pages | ISBN: 1785333836 | PDF | 5 MB
In Kerala, political activists with a background in Communism are now instead asserting political demands on the basis of indigenous identity. Why did a notion of indigenous belonging come to replace the discourse of class in subaltern struggles? Indigenist Mobilization answers this question through a detailed ethnographic study of the dynamics between the Communist party and indigenist activists, and the subtle ways in which global capitalist restructuring leads to a resonance of indigenist visions in the changing everyday working lives of subaltern groups in Kerala.

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