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Party personnel strategies : electoral systems and parliamentary committee assignments

Author: Matthew Soberg Shugart; Matthew E Bergman; Cory L Struthers; Ellis S Krauss; Robert Pekkanen
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Key party goals serve to advance a policy brand and maximize seats in the legislature. This book offers a theory of how political parties assign their elected members - their "personnel" - to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Soberg Shugart; Matthew E Bergman; Cory L Struthers; Ellis S Krauss; Robert Pekkanen
ISBN: 9780192897053 0192897055
OCLC Number: 1246526872
Description: xviii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Party personnel strategies: How electoral systems shape individual, constituency, and party trade-offs --
Committees type and the expertise model of party personnel --
The electoral-constituency model of party personnel --
How to assess quantitatively party-level committee placement --
Germany: Harnessing expertise and connecting to constituencies under mixed-number proportional representation --
Japan: Decisive districts in a mixed-member system and the impact of electoral reform --
Israel: How parties harness expertise in a nationwide proportional representation system --
Portugal: Trading off expertise and regional representation under district proportional representation --
Britain: District representation and expertise under first-past-the-post --
New Zealand: The removal of decisive district competition and shifts of personnel strategies --
Conclusion: Assessing party personnel practices under varying electoral systems.
Responsibility: Matthew S. Shugart, Matthew E. Bergman, Cory L. Struthers, Ellis S. Krauss, Robert J. Pekkanen.

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Large parliamentary parties use committee assignments strategically to enhance their distinctive brands, signalling commitment and expertise by matching legislator attributes to committee type. Read more...

 
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