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measure of agreement

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

A single statistic used to summarize the agreement between the rankings or classifications of objects made by two or more observers. Examples are the coefficient of concordance, Cohen's...

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Electoral Systems and Constituency Service

Brian F. Crisp and William M. Simoneau.

in The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems

April 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Institutions. 9125 words.

Constituency service, addressing the nonpolicy grievances of constituents or looking out for their nonpolicy interests, provides legislators an opportunity to enhance their personal...

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The European Council: Fascination and Frustration of Studying a Key Institution

Wolfgang Wessels and Linda Dieke.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Institutions; International Relations. 11034 words.

The observer´s first impression of the European Council is one of tired European Union (EU) leaders who, after dramatic late-night sessions, try to explain ambiguous compromises on key...

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The Transformation of the Russian State

Brian D. Taylor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

June 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions. 8127 words.

The collapse of the Soviet Union left behind a group of generally weak states in Eurasia, including the main successor state, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s effort to rebuild...

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1949, 1969, 1999: The Labour Party and House of Lords Reform

Peter Dorey.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2006; p ublished online June 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 10715 words.

Throughout its one hundred year history, the Labour Party has never been able to agree on how the House of Lords should be reformed. On those occasions when Labour parliamentarians have...

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Climate Change and Politics

Rüdiger Wurzel.

in Political Science

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 15245 words.

Since the 1990s, climate change has been transformed from a niche subject for political scientists primarily interested in environmental issues into an issue of major political, economic,...

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