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Democracy and Its Institutions

André Béteille

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Democracy was inspired by the lofty ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. These ideals led many countries to challenge the absolutist monarchies of the past. In Europe, ... More


The Institutions of Democracy

André Béteille

in Democracy and Its Institutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the ideals of democracy and the actual operation of its institutions in India, focusing on those political institutions that began to emerge from the middle of the nineteenth ... More


Introduction

André Béteille

in Democracy and Its Institutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book focuses on the institutions of the state or institutions closely associated with the working of the state in India, drawing on the context of current discussions on the failure of the state ... More


Marshaling the Legal Boundaries: Court Interpreters and Juridical Formalism

in The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the mechanism of court interpretation through a detailed look at the Hong Kong common law system. Court interpreters in Hong Kong perform the important role of a linguistic ... More


The German Bundestag and external expertise: policy orientation as counterweight to deparliamentarisation?

Sven T. Siefken and Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer

in Policy analysis in Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306252
eISBN:
9781447310983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306252.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In theories of policy analysis parliaments are mostly neglected. This fits the broader discussion about their declining role (‘post-parliamentarism”). Yet to perform the functions in the political ... More


The Human Right to Colonize

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon

in The Human Right to Dominate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199365012
eISBN:
9780199365043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365012.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explicates the way in which human rights language and strategies have become a colonial weapon in Israel/Palestine. It analyzes the historical conditions that allowed for the emergence ... More


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