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Stability : International Journal of Security and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
State Politics & Policy Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Statistics and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Stato, Chiese e pluralismo confessionale     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Strategic Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Středoevropské politické studie / Central European Political Studies Review     Open Access  
Studia Białorutenistyczne     Open Access  
Studia Orientalia Electronica     Open Access  
Studia z Polityki Publicznej     Open Access  
Studies in Conflict & Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 377)
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Studies in Indian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Studies of Transition States and Societies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Swiss Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
TalTech Journal of European Studies     Open Access  
Tangent     Hybrid Journal  
Tapestries : Interwoven voices of local and global identities     Open Access  
TEKA of Political Science and International Relations     Open Access  
Temas de Nuestra América. Revista de Estudios Latinoaméricanos     Open Access  
Temas y Debates     Open Access  
Temiminós Revista Científica     Open Access  
Tensões Mundiais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Teoría y Praxis     Open Access  
Terra : Revista de Desarrollo Local     Open Access  
Territories : A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Territory, Politics, Governance     Hybrid Journal  
Terrorism and Political Violence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 304)
Textos y Contextos     Open Access  
The African Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
The American Prospect     Free  
The Black Scholar     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Economist - Leaders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
The Economist - United States     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
The Journal of Legislative Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
The Latin Americanist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
The Political Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
The Review of Black Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
The Review of International Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
The Washington Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Theoria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Third World Thematics : A TWQ Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Thought and Practice : A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya     Open Access  
Thunderbird International Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Tijdschrift voor HRM     Open Access  
Tla-Melaua : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Torture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Torun International Studies     Open Access  
Totalitarismus und Demokratie : Zeitschrift für internationale Diktatur- und Freiheitsforschung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
TRaNS : Trans-Regional-and-National Studies of Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Transnational Legal Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Trayectorias Humanas Trascontinentales : TraHs     Open Access  
Trenzar : Revista de Educación Popular, Pedagogía Crítica e Investigación Militante     Open Access  
TRIM. Tordesillas : Revista de investigación multidisciplinar     Open Access  
Turkish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Twentieth Century Communism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Twentieth-Century China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ufahamu : A Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Undergraduate Journal of Politics and International Relations     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Universidad de La Habana     Open Access  
Universitas : Revista de Filosofía, Derecho y Política     Open Access  
Utilitas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Utopia y Praxis Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Violence Against Women     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Vlast' (The Authority)     Open Access  
WEDANA : Jurnal Kajian Pemerintahan, Politik dan Birokrasi     Open Access  
West African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
West European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Whitehall Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Wirtschaftsdienst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
World Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
World Food Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
World Future Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
World Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 169)
World Today, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Youth and Globalization     Hybrid Journal  
Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung ZeFKo : Studies in Peace and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft : Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Zeitschrift für Religion, Gesellschaft und Politik     Hybrid Journal  
Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Култура / Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Управление / Upravlenie     Open Access  
Філософія та політологія в контексті сучасної культури (Philosophy and Political Science in the Context of Modern Culture)     Open Access  

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Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft
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Number of Followers: 17  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1865-2646 - ISSN (Online) 1865-2654
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2467 journals]
  • Direct democracy and its integrity. The Italian 2020 and the Turkey 2017
           constitutional referendums

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      Abstract: Abstract What is the role of referendums in different regimes from authoritarian electoral democracies to democratic systems' In this article we use the Direct Democracy Integrity Index to analyse the Turkish (2017) and Italian (2020) referendums to understand if they can be seen as contributing to majoritarianism or to consensus democracy, depending on rules such as who can call a referendum and on the integrity of the referendum itself and considering the misuse of the instrument by the executive especially in the initial phase of the referendum. Turkey and Italy are used as a most different systems design: a modern autocracy and a consolidated democracy are actually similar in their extensive and frequent use of nationwide constitutional referendums. We conclude that the constitutional referendum in modern autocratic Turkey contributed to majoritarian developments and strengthened the president, while in democratic Italy the referendum also offered incentives for minorities and regions to express dissent. Integrity was more problematic in the pre-referendum phase.
      PubDate: 2023-01-27
       
  • A policy cycle of electoral reform: comparing directly elected chief
           executives in Israel and Turkey

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      Abstract: Abstract In studying electoral reforms, the democratic context is often a neglected variable. Israel and Turkey, at different times with different levels of democracy, have implemented a similar reform, the direct election of the chief executive. While there were similar justifications at the time of the introduction, the reforms then took on different dynamics. In Israel the reform was reversed, while in Turkey it became the centrepiece of further autocratisation. Adapting a framework of policy-analysis, the article explores similarities and differences in both cases. It argues that the democratic environment turns out as an important factor to explain the different trajectories of seemingly similar policy reforms in both cases. While the reverse reform in the Israeli case is linked to advantages in processing expert and civil society information, the trajectory in the Turkish case is based on the different power structure in the course of presidentialisation. Applying a comparative policy analysis to these cases of electoral reform, the article concludes that the democratic environment, that is, the degree of freely available information, helps explaining the different trajectories in both cases.
      PubDate: 2023-01-27
       
  • Majority versus proportionality'

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      Abstract: Abstract The study of electoral system reform is often focused on consolidated democracies. This special issue on electoral reforms in the Mediterranean region selects both consolidated democracies and moderate authoritarian systems. It analyses reforms under the aspects of how they deal with the dilemma between improving ‘governability’ by majoritarian instruments versus increasing proportionality of representation. While governability also depends on other factors, public debates are frequently structured along this dichotomy, which also affects the outcome of the reform process. The Mediterranean focus reflects the higher degree of reform activities in this policy area (for instance compared to the Nordic countries), which helps to focus on drivers, scope, direction, and vested interests of electoral reforms.
      PubDate: 2023-01-23
       
  • Electoral Reform in Lebanon

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      Abstract: Abstract Lebanon’s consociational system is unique in the Mediterranean region. It guarantees political representation to all major confessional communities through fixed quotas in parliament, cabinet, and throughout the public administration. However, this consensual democracy regularly reaches its limits due to the deep political and sectarian divisions. A reform of the electoral system appears to be key to increasing the functionality of the power-sharing system and to fight the rampant sectarian-based clientelism. So far, the electoral system has favoured the sectarian parties in power. A remarkable electoral reform occurred in 2017, which included a change from the previous plurality/majoritarian system to proportionality. Despite this reform the candidates of the sectarian party leaders—most of whom have been in power since the Lebanese civil war (1975–1990)—won again in 2018; and only a year later, an unprecedented uprising broke out against the entire political leadership. This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of these developments by addressing two questions: First, why was there consensus in 2017 on a new electoral law that introduced proportionality for the first time' And second, why did the 2018 elections fail to close the rifts between the country’s political leadership and the civil society despite the reformed electoral system'
      PubDate: 2023-01-23
       
  • Israel: increased political fragmentation despite increasing thresholds
           for a parliamentary seat

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      Abstract: Abstract For the last 70 years, the main features of Israel’s extreme proportional representation electoral system have been preserved. The constant debate about the system involves the tension between many parties, coalitional instability, and governance problems. Despite serious electoral reform attempts in the Knesset (Israeli parliament), the vast majority failed to achieve parliamentary consensus (with the exception of the direct popular election of the Prime Minister in Israel, 1996–2003). Minor changes adopted in recent decades concerned only the electoral threshold, the percentage of the popular vote required to obtain a seat in the Knesset. This threshold increased incrementally until 2014, when it stood at 3.25%, still relatively low compared to other countries. However, the discussion on the electoral threshold has recently arisen again in the wake of Israel’s fifth election in three years, between 2019 and 2022. This research analyzes and evaluates the consequences of the relatively moderate reform of the electoral threshold for the parties’ strategies, voting behavior, and the party system in Israel. The results indicate that, in the short term, the increase in the threshold prompted small parties to form alliances prior to the election, increased the competition between parties to recruit attractive candidates, and led to a decline in the number of wasted votes. On the other hand, in the longer term, the party system remained basically unchanged, underscoring the continuation of societal fragmentation
      PubDate: 2023-01-18
       
  • Barriers (and catalysts) of institutional change: The (almost) non-reform
           of the Portuguese electoral system (1983–2021)

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      Abstract: Abstract The literature on electoral system change has focused on the motivations of the political actors who initiate these legislative processes. However, less is known about how contextual factors impact electoral reform approval. The Portuguese case is especially interesting for investigating this question. In the 38-year period studied in this article, only one reduction in the number of MPs and two amendments to the rules governing changes in the electoral system occurred, despite the 11 episodes in which political parties attempted to reform the electoral system. Using a strategy that prioritizes the contextualized analysis of a long period, the goal is to explore the mechanisms—barriers and catalysts—that underlie reform and non-reform. We conclude that the maintenance of the status quo is the result of the combined effectiveness of the barriers—high constitutional and legal barriers, as well as inter and intra-party veto players—and the ineffectiveness of the catalysts—the electoral system ensured political and electoral stability, while simultaneously lowering the risks faced by the main political parties—during the analysed period. We also conclude that the extreme results obtained in the intra-party dimension of the electoral system, which has been the driving force behind the country’s debate on electoral reform, are the only exception to this trend.
      PubDate: 2023-01-18
       
  • Sven Siefken und Hilmar Rommetvedt (Hrsg.). 2021. Parliamentary committees
           in the policy process

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      PubDate: 2023-01-16
       
  • Studying politics at the local level in Germany: a tale of missing
           data

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      Abstract: Abstract What are the strategies of political parties in multi-level government systems and how do voters respond to these strategies' At the national and state level, many researchers have worked with data from party manifestos, candidate lists, party press releases, parliamentary questions, and parliamentary speeches. At the local level, these standard components of the political science toolbox are not available to researchers in many countries—including Germany. The absence of these data means that politics at the local level remains chronically understudied. In this research note, we draw attention to the dearth of data when studying local politics and the questions that we cannot answer as a result. Specifically, we document our failed attempt to collect local party manifestos in smaller municipalities which would have been the basis for an analysis of political parties’ strategies in response to the lowering of voting ages in local elections in German states. We point to examples from other countries that show that it does not have to be this way.
      PubDate: 2023-01-16
       
  • Governance under the Covid-19 pandemic: comparative perspectives on
           Germany and Hungary

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      Abstract: Abstract By adopting a comparative approach between different regime types, the paper concentrates on Germany and Hungary as case studies for the comparative analysis of the effects the pandemic has had on national governance in the two countries which most strongly represent the growing cleavage between the EU’s liberal Western core and the illiberal Central-Eastern periphery. Methodologically the analysis follows the Most Different Systems Design and examines to what extent the Covid pandemic has functioned as a potential catalyser for the weakening of democratic governance in formerly solid democratic political systems and/or as an accelerator of democratic backsliding in hybrid regimes. For this purpose, the paper examines the process and the content of legislation passed domestically to contain the effects of the pandemic. The analysis shows that even under the stronger coordination of executive decision-making between the federal and regional government level, the foundations of legislative and judicial scrutiny remained resilient during the pandemic in Germany’s multi-level polity, while in Hungary central government has used the pandemic to substantially expand its executive powers at the expense of legislative and judiciary powers.
      PubDate: 2022-12-22
       
  • Thomas Kestler. 2022. Die motivationale Macht von Ideen: Theoretische und
           empirische Grundlegungen eines ideenbasierten Neoinstitutionalismus

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      PubDate: 2022-11-30
       
  • Politik auf der Straße' Zum Forschungsstand zu sozialen Bewegungen,
           Protest und Zivilgesellschaft

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      Abstract: Zusammenfassung Soziale Bewegungen prägen zeitgenössische Gesellschaften. Dieser Beitrag diskutiert die wesentlichen Erkenntnisse der internationalen Bewegungs- und Protestforschung und ordnet den Forschungsstand ein. Das Ziel ist es, die Aufmerksamkeit sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschung verstärkt auf Politik „auf der Straße“ zu lenken. Dabei fokussiert der Artikel auf vier zentrale Fragestellungen: die definitorische Annäherung an das Phänomenon (was sind soziale Bewegungen'), ihre Formierung (wann und warum entstehen soziale Bewegungen'), ihre Aktionsformen (wie agieren soziale Bewegungen') sowie ihre Auswirkungen (welchen Einfluss haben soziale Bewegungen'). Abschließend plädiert der Beitrag für eine enge Verknüpfung von Bewegungs- und Protestforschung mit der Parteienforschung und der politischen Soziologie. Protest ist nicht bloß l’art pour l’art: Ohne eine Bezugnahme auf Parteipolitik und Gesellschaftsanalyse bleibt das Verständnis von sozialen Bewegungen begrenzt. Andererseits würde die Analyse von (Partei‑)Politik und gesellschaftlichen Makro-Entwicklungen von einer verstärkten Berücksichtigung sozialer Bewegungen profitieren.
      PubDate: 2022-11-30
       
  • Ian Budge. 2022. Kick-Starting Government Action against Climate Change.
           Effective Political Strategies

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      PubDate: 2022-11-29
       
  • Historisch-institutionalistische Demokratieforschung – Gerhard
           Lehmbruch (1928–2022)

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      PubDate: 2022-11-28
       
  • Populist radical right parties and discursive opportunities during
           Covid-19. Blame attribution in times of crisis

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      Abstract: Abstract This study examines how populist radical right parties (PRRP) adapt to the discursive opportunities delivered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Conducting manual content analyses of discourses on Twitter in six Western European countries between February and October 2020 we show that PRRP frame the pandemic as a domestic political crisis attacking primarily national political elites. While PRRP occasionally link their initial support for measures against the pandemic to blame attribution towards immigrants accusing them of spreading the virus, nativist messages almost disappear when PRRP became less supportive of restrictions. Instead, in countries less affected by the pandemic (Austria, Germany) as well as in Spain, PRRP compensate the lack of nativist messages by using anti-elitist demonizing discourses against the national government accusing it of abolishing democracy and undermining freedom. The study shows how PRRP electorally “survive” periods with scarce nativist discursive opportunities by emphasizing on anti-elitist discourses.
      PubDate: 2022-11-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s12286-022-00540-w
       
  • Electoral reform in authoritarian regimes: veto player uncertainty in
           Jordan

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      Abstract: Abstract What explains the move of Jordan to a proportional representation (PR) electoral system in 2016 but not in 2012' This is puzzling given the high public pressure for electoral reform in 2011–12 in the wake of the Arab uprisings compared to 2016. Applying veto player theory to Jordan, this article argues that the non-adoption of PR in 2012 and the subsequent move to PR in 2016 lies mainly in the regime’s perceived uncertainty associated with the results of elections. In 2012, it was feared that elections under a PR system would replicate the 1989 opposition-dominated parliament. The regime, therefore, opted for a mixed system by complementing the single non-transferable vote system with a national party list. To justify such a system, compared to the demanded PR system, the regime resorted to rhetoric directed at both elite and mass levels. In 2016, however, the uncertainty associated with adopting a PR system ceased to exist. The fragmentation of Jordan’s strongest opposition group, the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, reduced uncertainty about their electoral strength. At the same time, malapportionment reduced uncertainty regarding the outcomes of the elections. The article shows how electoral reform in authoritarian regimes, as in some democracies, can be explained through the perceived uncertainty of elections’ outcomes.
      PubDate: 2022-08-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s12286-022-00534-8
       
  • Ineffective means of militant democracy as factors in creating and
           consolidating dysfunctional democracies: evidence from the experience of
           post-communist states

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      Abstract: Abstract In my comparative study, which draws on qualitative analysis of sources, I use militant democracy as a theoretical category. A militant democracy is understood as a form of the democratic system’s ability to eliminate undemocratic forces. Using it allowed me to address the research question why, despite adopting militant democracy measures in post-communist democracies in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), dysfunctional democracies emerge in this region. (1) What are the characteristics of dysfunctional democracies in analyzed states' (2) What decided about the ineffectiveness of selected instruments of militant democracy' (3) What was the impact of political regime’s dysfunction on using militant democracy means in practice' The study encompasses the period from 2008, when the economic crisis broke out. In the aftermath of the economic crisis, populist rhetoric, which openly challenged the principles of liberal democracy, also increased. The closing caesura is 2019, the moment before the outbreak of the Corona Crisis, which was a new, unique challenge for democratic systems.
      PubDate: 2022-07-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12286-022-00533-9
       
  • Frank Nullmeier. 2021. Kausale Mechanismen und Process Tracing.
           Perspektiven der qualitativen Politikforschung

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      PubDate: 2022-06-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s12286-022-00531-x
       
  • Erratum to: Advisory boards for migrants and democratic regression.
           Actors, conflicts and representation in comparative perspective

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      PubDate: 2022-06-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s12286-022-00529-5
       
  • Eichhorn, Jan und Bergh, Johannes (Hrsg.). 2020. Lowering the Voting Age
           to 16. Learning from Real Experiences Worldwide

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      PubDate: 2022-06-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s12286-022-00528-6
       
  • Mechthild Roos. 2021. The Parliamentary Roots of European Social Policy.
           Turning Talk into Power

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      PubDate: 2022-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12286-022-00530-y
       
 
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