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Corporatism in 24 industrial democracies: Meaning and measurement
The ongoing use of the concept of 'corporatism' in industrial democracies has been stretched to include overlapping but still distinctive realities, which in turn often produce different 'lists' of
Women’s Representation in Legislatures and Cabinets in Industrial Democracies
Across the advanced industrial polities, there exists a wide range in the percentage of women in national parliaments. However, the range is in fact wider still for women in cabinets. Moreover,
Comparative presidencies: The inadequacy of the presidential, semi‐presidential and parliamentary distinction
Abstract. The role of the president is presumed to vary amongst presidential, semi-presidential and parliamentary systems. However, there are a variety of subtypes within semi-presidential systems.
Parliamentary Election Turnout in Europe since 1990
This article examines the cross-national variations in turnout for parliamentary elections in Europe since 1990 – a continent with a vast range in turnout levels and some clear subregional patterns,
Varieties of Parliamentarianism in the Advanced Industrial Democracies
This article outlines what is meant by a parliamentary form of government and analyzes how such regimes vary in the postwar advanced industrial democracies. A wide range of variables are discussed
Comparative European Party Systems
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the party systems of the whole continent of Europe. This work also includes case studies of the Baltic States and Balkan democracies and goes as far
Comparing Political Regimes: A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics
Acknowledgements List of Tables and Figures * Introduction * Development and Political Development * Electoral Democracies, Liberal Democracies, and Autocracies * The Military in Politics * Factors
Two-and-a-Half-Party Systems and the Comparative Role of the `Half'
In this article, the concept of the `two-and-a-half-party system' is re-examined, with particular focus on the role of the `half'. The analysis is on longer-term parliamentary democracies since 1945
Democratic Breakdown and Democratic Stability: A Comparison of Interwar Estonia and Finland
  • Alan. Siaroff
  • Political Science
    Canadian Journal of Political Science
  • 1 March 1999
Abstract Two of the new states of interwar Europe were Estonia and Finland. Both arose out of the Russian Empire and both were literate, Protestant nations. Yet democracy broke down in Estonia but