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    Critical Junctures and Missed Opportunities: The Case of Lebanon's Cedar Revolution 

    Clark, Janine A.; Zahar, Marie-Joëlle (2014-06-11)
    This article addresses three shortcomings in the path dependency literature on critical junctures: the neglect of negative cases, non-state actors and of power asymmetries. The 2005 Cedar Revolution had the makings of a ...
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    Norm Transmission in Peace- and State-building: Lessons from Democracy Promotion in Sudan and Lebanon 

    Zahar, Marie-Joëlle (2012)
    This article examines the transmission and reception of democratic norms in the context of liberal peace interventions. It identifies two reasons for the failure to promote democracy: the strategies favored by liberal peace ...
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    Social Cohesion as Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic and Beyond 

    Brown, Michael J.; Zahar, Marie-Joëlle (2015-04)
    Social cohesion has increasingly been touted as a tool of peacebuilding. Theoretically, the concept is linked with efforts to address inequality and build social capital. Practically, social cohesion is bandied about in ...
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    A Comparative Investigation into The Effects of Party-System Variables on Party Switching using Individual-Level Data 

    Dejaeghere, Yves; Dassonneville, Ruth (2015-03-23)
    Previous comparative electoral studies using aggregate data indicate the importance of party-system variables, such as polarization and the number of parties, with regard to the level of volatility between two elections. ...
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    Transfert de voix, flux électoraux et électeurs mobiles 

    Dassonneville, Ruth; Baudewyns, Pierre (2014)
    Ruth Dassonneville et Pierre Baudewyns révèlent que, derrière les pourcentages des résultats électoraux, se cachent bien des mouvements et transferts d’électeurs. Ils se penchent sur la « volatilité nette », c’est-à-dire ...
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    Punishing Local Incumbents for the Local Economy 

    Economic Voting in the 2012 Belgian Municipal Elections
    Dassonneville, Ruth; Claes, Ellen; Lewis-Beck, Michael S. (2016-03)
    After decennia of research on economic voting, it is now established that the state of the economy affects voting behaviour. Nevertheless, this conclusion is the result of a focus on predominantly national-level economies ...
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    Election Forecasting under Opaque Conditions 

    A Model for Francophone Belgium, 1981-2010
    Dassonneville, Ruth; Hooghe, Marc (2012)
    Election forecasting models assume retrospective economic voting and clear mechanisms of accountability. Previous research indeed indicates that incumbent political parties are being held accountable for the state of the ...
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    The economic voter and economic crisis 

    Dassonneville, Ruth; Lewis-Beck, Michael S. (2014-10)
    Theories of economic voting have a long tradition in political science and continue to inspire a large group of scholars. Classical economic voting theory assumes a reward-and-punishment mechanism (Key, 1966). This mechanism ...

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