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This article examines the use of legal and party gender quotas in the Belgian electoral process during the second half of the 1990s. It is argued that the parallel use of both types of quotas entails a particular contagion effect. The development of legal and party measures in Belgium indicates...
Using survey data from 800 rural households in Russia, this article examines and compares characteristics of the rural Communist supporter and the non-Communist supporter along economic and social dimensions. The analysis shows that significant differences do not exist between these two cohorts,...
Despite the increasing involvement of interest groups and social movement organizations in the American political system over the past few decades, only recently has some attention been given to understanding how their activities affect political parties. To investigate the relationship between...
In this article we suggest improved measures of ‘party linkage’ across districts. The degree of party linkage, defined as the extent to which parties are uniformly successful in winning votes across districts, is an important but neglected issue in the party politics literature. It is...
In the 2002 Irish general election, 138,011 voters cast their ballots electronically. Election officials published full sets of electronic ballots, including candidate rankings. This article analyses these unique electronic voting data. The intention is to explore a range of features of Irish...
This article investigates the influence of electoral rules on the factional systems that emerge in the primaries of a one-party political system. It shows that at the state level, especially in gubernatorial primaries, Key (1949) is correct that Southern states did not typically follow the...
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