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Austria: From Consensus to Competition and Participation?

Franz Fallend.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 8819 words.

Austria is a democratic republic wherein constitutionally, state power is federalized into nine provinces and 357 municipalities which are organized as self-governing bodies. However, in...

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Belgium: A Tale of Regional Divergence?

Ellen Wayenberg, Filip De Rynck, Kristof Steyvers and Jean‐Benoît Pilet.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 9527 words.

Under the surface of great unity, Belgium suffered from three cleavages that have divided the small nation. This article discusses the three cleavages that have influenced and affected the...

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Big Business, Democracy, and the Politics of Competition

Strom C. Thacker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 9821 words.

This article addresses several questions on business-state relations in democratic Mexico. It addresses the contemporary nature of business-state relations in Mexico and appraises the...

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Bulgaria: The Dawn of a New Era of Inclusive Subnational Democracy?

Pavlina Nikolova.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 8227 words.

This article focuses on the state of Bulgaria. In a geographical area where continents, religions, and influences of power meet, Bulgaria has relied on the traditions of centralism and...

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Canada: A Double Federation

David E. Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

April 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 7980 words.

Canada is one of the earliest modern federations in the world. Created in 1867 by an Act of Parliament in Westminster, it was the first parliamentary federation in the world. This article...

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Changing Dimensions of National Elections in Mexico

James A. McCann.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 12147 words.

This article studies the changing dimensions of the national elections in Mexico. It starts with a section on the arrival of competitive multiparty elections, where it discusses the...

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Civil-Military Relations in Mexico: The Unfinished Transition

Jordi Díez.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 10321 words.

This article examines the role the military has played in the modern political life of Mexico. This role is analyzed within the civic-military relations that were secured after the...

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Comparative Local Governance

Gerry Stoker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

June 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 8586 words.

This article discusses comparative local governance, and shows how the study of comparative local governance has taken on a ‘new’ institutional slant. It examines how the systems of...

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Cyprus: Political Modernity and the Structures of Democracy in a Divided Island

Andrekos Varnava and Christalla Yakinthou.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 9423 words.

This article discusses political and democratic development in Cyprus. Compared to the other nations discussed, Cyprus is a complicated case. The complicated nature of the Cyprus case is...

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The Czech Republic: Local Government in the Years after the Reform

Michal Illner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 8636 words.

From 1620 to 1918, the Czech Kingdom was under Austrian rule and later the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. As such, it shared some of the features of the constitutional system of the Austrian...

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Deliberative Democracy in East Asia

Beibei Tang, Tetsuki Tamura and Baogang He.

in The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 6212 words.

Japan and China offer two interesting case studies of Asian “deliberative turn” and represent different potential paths to deliberative democracy in Asia. Japanese public deliberation...

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Democracy from Independence to Revolution

Jaime E. Rodríguez O..

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 10476 words.

This article aims to provide an understanding of the political culture in nineteenth-century Mexico. It first dismisses misperceptions with regards to the political system of the Spanish...

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Democracy in the Newsroom: The Evolution of Journalism and the News Media

Sallie Hughes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 14348 words.

This article discusses the development of journalism and the news media, as well as their roles in governance, policy, and politics. It demonstrates how an ideal-type media system producing...

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The Democratic Transformation of Mexican Politics

Roderic Ai Camp.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 12216 words.

This article discusses Mexican politics and the changes that occurred in its political process over the years. It examines the parties, municipalities, and branches of government as...

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Denmark: Between Local Democracy and Implementing Agency of the Welfare State

Jens Blom‐Hansen and Anne Heeager.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 7810 words.

The Danish local government balances between self-government and central control. On the one hand, Denmark has a tradition of strong local government and on the other hand, Denmark has a...

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The Dinosaur That Evolved: Changes to the PRI's Gubernatorial Candidate Selection, 1980–2009

Joy Langston.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 11951 words.

This article focuses on the Party of the Institutional Revolution (PRI). It looks at how the PRI evolved from a vertical and hierarchical structure to one that manages its internal...

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Domestic and National Security Challenges in Mexico

David A. Shirk.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 11556 words.

This article studies the recent national and domestic security challenges of Mexico and the way the country's state security functions have changed over time. It discusses the shifting...

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Drug Traffickers as Political Actors in Mexico's Nascent Democracy

John Bailey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 13082 words.

This article tries to assess the present state of the scholarly literature on the interactions between drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs) and the emerging Mexican democracy. It shows...

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Economy as Grand Guignol: The Postreform Era in Mexico

William P. Glade.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Regional Political Studies. 11206 words.

This article provides a glimpse into the narcotic industry in Mexico, which is slowly becoming an unstoppable major export industry. It studies the growth of the narco-industrial complex...

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Estonia: Challenges and Lessons of the Development of Local Autonomy

Georg Sootla and Kersten Kattai.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 7704 words.

This article focuses on the development of local autonomy in Estonia. Estonia emerged as a result of the collapse of the Russian empire in 1918. The emergence of Estonian democracy was...

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