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Endogenous and Exogenous Election Timing

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This chapter examines the rules that govern election timing in democracies. It begins by distinguishing between constitutionally fixed (exogenous) and constitutionally flexible (endogenous) election timing, reviews which political actors can call early elections when endogenous election timing is permitted, and notes that early elections are heterogeneous and can be of two distinct types—either triggered by government failure or called for partisan advantage. Next, the chapter summarizes the ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
St Hildas College

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Editor
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Online
Host title:
The Oxford Handbook of Time and Politics
Publication date:
2019-05-01
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Pubs id:
pubs:999388
URN:
uri:92f8087b-06ad-41ae-98b4-5a7151dc7e0c
UUID:
uuid:92f8087b-06ad-41ae-98b4-5a7151dc7e0c
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pubs:999388
ISBN:
9780190862084

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