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Political Parties and Democratic Linkage: How Parties Organize Democracy
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Parties and Representative Government PART II: PARTIES AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS 2. Parties and Electoral Institutions 3. Party Mobilization and Campaign Participation PART III:
Does a critical mass exist? A comparative analysis of women's legislative representation since 1950
Abstract. It has often been argued theoretically that a ‘critical mass,’ ranging from 10 to 35 per cent women, is needed before major changes in legislative institutions, behaviour, policy priorities
Voter satisfaction and electoral systems: Does preferential voting in candidate‐centred systems make a difference?
Since the onset of the current wave of democratization, there has been a growing interest in researching the institutional factors underlying citizen support for democracy. This has also, in part,
Do Online Election Campaigns Win Votes? The 2007 Australian “YouTube” Election
Studies of Web use during elections have focused mainly on the content of Web sites and on the major factors driving parties' and candidates' adoption of the technology. Evaluations of the electoral
Prevalence of tattooing and body piercing in the Australian community.
Although the rates of transmission of bloodborne disease due to body decoration are believed to be low, the strong association with youth and with injecting drug use suggests considerable potential for transmission.
Normalising or Equalising Party Competition? Assessing the Impact of the Web on Election Campaigning
A core question addressed by parties and internet scholars is whether the medium is equalising or normalising levels of inter-party competition, Are minor parties better placed to compete for voters'
Public opinion towards gambling and gambling regulation in Australia
In recent years, public opinion towards gambling has become a more important factor in shaping public policy. Using a national public opinion survey conducted in Australia in 2011, this paper