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Never Mind the Ballots

The Edible Ballot Society and the Performance of Citizenship

Matthew Hayes

Canadian welfare state during and after World War II reflected a consensus among political parties in Canada to provide universal services aimed at ensuring the welfare of the nation’s citizens: “For the first time it was acknowledged that the shortcomings

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Corrective Capacities

From Unruly Politics to Democratic Capacitación

Susan Ellison

credibility of political parties amid widespread disillusionment with political elites. 8 Donor-sponsored capacity building programmes targeting public institutions accompanied a wide range of neoliberal economic austerity measures and concomitant policies

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Krzysztof Lalik

competition and endeavour to retain power entered the autonomous Kurdish political environment with a vengeance. Put differently, the main Kurdish political parties have actually never completely broken off their links with the tribal tradition and pathways of

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Processes of Territorialization in Mexico

Indigenous Government, Violence, and Comunalidad

Philipp Wolfesberger

existing political institutions and the criminals operating in the region. The community expelled all political parties from the territory and rejected their participation in any election process that same year, maintaining this position in 2015 and 2018

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The Many Layers of Moral Outrage

Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics

Nerina Weiss

organizations and political parties exist in Europe ( Alinia et al. 2014 ). What they all have in common is that they have contributed to turning the Kurdish community into a highly politicized and well-organized diaspora, which transcends local and state

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The Future of Representative Politics

On Tormey, Krastev and Rosanvallon

Mihail Evans

2015: 109 ). He describes how when the peoples’ assemblies failed to maintain momentum protestors turned to engage through the electoral system: 490 political parties have been created since 2010 ( Tormey 2015: 113 ). 4 In analysing these developments

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Invisible Veterans

Defeated Militants and Enduring Revolutionary Social Values in Dhufar, Oman

Alice Wilson

contexts in which there is some official recognition of ex-fighters: as veterans of a state-backed army or of a former armed movement turned political party. But if we are to understand—as the contributions to this special section aim to do—how multiple

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The Alternative for Germany from Breakthrough toward Consolidation?

A Comparative Perspective on Its Organizational Development

E. Gene Frankland

Institutionalization is one of those commonly used (and diversely defined) concepts in political parties literature. Steven Levitsky's definition of institutionalization as involving dual processes of “value infusion” and “routinization” has often been cited: Value

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Ezekiel S. Mkhwanazi

, one represented by Danquah-Busia and another by Nkrumah and his political party. Nkrumah and his political party advocated for rapid political progress while Danquah-Busia’s approach was evolutionary ( Anyidoho 2010: 4 ). Further, Nkrumah’s commitment

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Christiane Lemke

highest, governmental level and have been shaped and are shaped by a multitude of political, societal, and economic interactions across the Atlantic. All political parties in Germany, for example, have think tanks, policy institutes and networks across the